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  1/27/2011, Shevat 22, 5771

Tunisian Foreign Minister Quits

Foreign Minister Kamel Morjane of Tunisia resigned his position in the unity government on Thursday, against the backdrop of anti-government demonstrations that led to the recent ouster of former president Zine El Abidine Ben-Ali.

Morjane was one of the eight ministers from Ben-Ali's government who stayed on in the interim cabinet. Five have resigned as Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi works on a new goverment that will satisfy the protesters.