Opposition in Tunisia rejects ruling Islamists’ concession

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Tunisia’s opposition coalition on Friday rejected proposals by the ruling Islamists for ending a month-long political crisis, saying its offer to enter talks on a government of technocrats was insufficient.

“All negotiations without the dissolution of the government are a waste of time,” said Taieb Baccouche, a representative of the National Salvation Front.

He was speaking after meeting members of the UGTT trade union confederation, which has been mediating between the two sides and which forwarded the ruling Ennahda party’s proposals.

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