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Tensions rise in Tunisia as PM threatens to quit

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Tunisia's prime minister threatened to quit on Saturday and warned of chaos unless key ministries held by fellow Islamists go to independents in a new government of non-partisan technocrats. 

Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali stands in his office before a meeting with European Union's ambassadors in Tunis, on February 9, 2013. Thousands of backers of Tunisia's ruling Islamists have rallied in the capital to denounce Jebali's plan to form a new government of technocrats amid deepening political uncertainty.

Hamadi Jebali said he would resign within days if he failed to form the new government, even as his Ennahda party rejected a planned new cabinet and several thousand party supporters took to the streets to oppose his plans.

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