Tunisian journalists take part in a sit-in against pressures imposed on them by the authorities, after a reporter was arrested for accusing the public prosecutor of fabricating evidence against a cameraman.
TUNIS: Tunisia’s powerful labour union yesterday proposed a timetable to end the country’s political deadlock, calling for the Islamist-led government to step down in three weeks and make way for a caretaker administration to oversee elections.
The small North African country that began the Arab Spring revolts has been in political crisis for weeks, with secular opponents demanding the Islamist-led coalition government resign immediately.
Angered by the assassinations of two of its leaders, Tunisia’s opposition held protests against the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.
“We will hand the proposal to the parties involved. They should give a response in 48 hours. If that works out, then dialogue could start at the weekend,” a union official said.