Tunisia will hold legislative elections on July 24 to elect a constitutional assembly, the nation’s interim president, Fouad Mebazaa, said on Thursday (March 3). The assembly will draft the country’s new constitution, The Associated Press reports.

Tunisia’s interim prime minister Beji Caid Sebsi, meanwhile, said on Friday he would appoint a new government in two days, Reuters reports.

“In two days I will present my new government to the interim president,” Caid Sebsi said. “Our priority is to restore the prestige of the state … the priority is security,” he added in his first public appearance since taking office earlier this week.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.