Inside Story
Progress or more instability?
Hundreds of Tunisians took to the streets refusing to recognise their new unity government.
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2011 15:40 GMT

Just one day after it was formed, the new unity government in Tunisia is under mounting pressure. Demonstrators took to the streets, refusing to recognise a transitional government that contains eight ministers from Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the deposed president.

From the government itself, a number of ministers announced their withrawal; they are all from the Tunisian Labour Union, which played a key role in the protests against Ben Ali. Announcing his government, Mohammed Ghannouchi, the Tunisian prime minister, said its aim was democracy for the country.

So, is Tunisia making progress, or heading for more instability?

Inside Story, with presenter David Foster, discusses with Noureddine Jebnoun, an assisant professor at the Centre for Contemporary Arab Studies; Youcef Boundel, a professor of international affairs at Qatar University; and Moncef Marzouki, Tunisia's opposition leader, who just returned home after many years in exile in France.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Tuesday, January 18, 2011.

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