Tunisia’s next government should be a broad as possible coalition so that it has the necessary support to implement difficult economic reforms, the outgoing prime minister said Friday in an implicit backing of an Islamist-secular alliance.
A secular nationalist party called Nida Tunis won the most seats in October’s parliamentary election on an explicitly anti-Islamist platform.
While the moderate Islamist Ennahda Party came in second, many Nida Tunis officials have characterized any potential alliance as “unnatural.”
Without the Islamists, who hold 69 seats to Nida Tunis’ 86 seats in the 217 member assembly, the new government coalition would be fairly weak.
“Obviously to pass reforms, you need a large consensus,” Mehdi Jomaa told The Associated Press on the eve of the 15th biannual summit of French-speaking countries in Dakar, Senegal.
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