Tunisian activists are marching on parliament Tuesday as lawmakers vote on a new government, following a week of national tensions over poverty and lack of jobs
TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisians are marching on their heavily guarded parliament Tuesday as lawmakers vote on a new government, after a week of youth protests and riots over poverty and lack of jobs that left one young demonstrator dead and hundreds jailed.
Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi announced a government reshuffle last week in the midst of the unrest. He promised Tuesday that the new team would concentrate on deep reforms to create jobs and improve living conditions in the North African country, which has been mired in economic crisis deepened by the coronavirus pandemic.
But four of his 11 proposed new Cabinet members are facing investigations or suspicions of