Mohammed Ghannouchi
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Tunisia PM Mohammed Ghannouchi resigns amid protests

Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi has announced on state TV that he is resigning, a key demand of demonstrators who have again taken to the streets in recent days.

At least three people were killed in clashes between hundreds of protesters and security forces in Tunis on Saturday.

Mr Ghannouchi is seen as being too close to former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, who was toppled in an uprising last month.

Karen Zarindast reports.

  • 27 Feb 2011