Tunisia president calls election

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    3 March 2011
    Last updated at 14:47 ET

    Tunisia’s interim president Fouad Mbazaa has announced details of new elections promised after the overthrow of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

    Mr Mbazaa said voting for a council of representatives to rewrite the constitution would be held by 24 July.

    He said a new interim government would run the country until then.

    Mr Mbazaa said he would continue in office, even though the current constitution limits caretaker office-holders to a 60-day term.

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