The smell of tear gas was again present in the streets of the Tunisian capital on Tuesday. Protesters had gathered close to the Interior Ministry, demanding that the RCD party of former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali be disbanded. Report by France 24's correspondents Cyril Vanier, Norredine Bezziou and Tatiana Massaad.
Tunisian interim President Fouad Mebazaa and Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi resigned from the ruling party, state media announced Tuesday just hours after several ministers quit over the inclusion of party members in the new government.
The ripple effects of Tunisia's surprise revolution are being felt here in France. The government is accused at best of complacency, at worst of supporting the Ben Ali regime.
As the Mediator scandal grows, the health minister is pushing to create a new, more independent system to control drugs and avoid any conflict of interest.
And "love, life and fashion", a hit Broadway show makes its Paris debut with a star-studded cast to boot!
On Monday, a new Tunisian national unity government was announced in a bid to stabilize the country. But the morning after, those hopes were undermined in the course of what would become an eventful day.
Several ministers have resigned from Tunisia's national unity government announced only a day ago by Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi as protesters continue to call for the departure of the old guard of former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
They are calling it a national unity government. For the first time, Tunisia’s opposition has been invited to take part in a coalition cabinet tasked with preparing the democratic elections. They will be working alongside members of ousted president Ben Ali’s ruling party. Will it work?
Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi on Monday said "all" Tunisian dissidents would be freed, once-outlawed political parties would be legalised and the media allowed "total freedom of information" as the country eyes historic elections in six months.