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Tunisia’s Anti-Corruption Minister Quits, Citing Lack of Power

Tunisia’s administrative reform minister resigned today, citing what he said was the government’s impeding of his ability to combat corruption in the country.

Mohamed Abbou told reporters in Tunis that while he was committed to fighting corruption, he had not been given enough authority to fulfill his mandate in the interim government.

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