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France urges Tunisia to name new PM as crisis simmers

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By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) – France urged Tunisia on Wednesday to name a new prime minister and cabinet to replace the government removed by President Kais Saied when he froze parliament and assumed governing authority in a move decried as a coup by his opponents. A decade after ending autocratic rule through a popular uprising, Tunisia faces the sternest test yet to its democratic system and Western countries that have applauded its political transition have expressed concern. Saied, who says his actions are constitutional but has yet to set out his next steps, has been urged by the Unite…

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