Offbeat Lead 1-Tunisie-La France wishes the rapid appointment of a Prime Minister-le Drian
A Pacific island's Covid-19 crisis has become a political power play between China and Australia
Pacific island Papua New Guinea is trying to keep its Covid-19 outbreak under control. Instead, it's found itself at the center of a political power play.Canberra has hit back at Beijing's claims it is derailing the rollout of Chinese vaccines in Papua New Guinea (PNG), the most-populous Pacific island nation. "We support Papua New Guinea making sovereign decisions," Australia's Minister for the Pacific, Zed Seselja, said in an interview with CNN on Wednesday.
Tunisia-Politics / France (Lead 1): Lead 1-Tunisia-La France wishes the rapid appointment of a prime minister-the Drian
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Paris, July 28 (Reuters) - France wishes the rapid appointment of a government prime minister and training in Tunisia, said Wednesday the French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves DRIAN.
In a statement, the minister, who says he has held this Wednesday with his counterpart Othman Jerandi, says he has "insisted on the need to preserve the calm and the rule of law, and to allow a quick return to the normal functioning of the Tunisian democratic institutions ".
Tunisia faces its worst political crisis since the 2011 Revolution after the decision of President Kaïs Saïed to dismiss the Government and to freeze the work of Parliament, a qualified initiative of "coup d'etat" by several parties, including the Islamists.
Haiti acting prime minister says he will step down, ending power struggle
Haiti's acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph told The Washington Post in an interview on Monday that he has agreed to step down from his post and hand authority to Ariel Henry, who was tapped to be prime minister by President Jovenel Moïse days before his assassination.Joseph's agreement to step down ends a power showdown over who would lead the country.Joseph, who was serving as Moïse's foreign minister, reportedly claimed that he was the rightful interim leader following the death of the country's chief because Henry had not yet been sworn into his role.
A curfew from 19:00 to 06:00 was decreed on Monday by the Head of State Tunisia until August 27, including a prohibition of gatherings of more than three people in the street and public spaces.
The initiative of the Tunisian President, arrived in power in 2019 and who defends himself to conduct a coup, took place on the end of a day marked by events across the country to request the resignation of the government . The economic crisis crosses by the country is exacerbated by the CVIV-19 health crisis and the growing anger for chronic political dysfunctions. (Nicolas Delame and Claude Chendjou, edited by Jean-Michel Bélot)
Tunisia: Intellectuals denounce the situation of the country in an open letter .
© - Tunisian Presidency Facebook Page / AFP Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed Faced with his support in Tunis, July 26, 2021. in Tunisia, while the President Taken exceptional measures on Sunday, July 25, liming the Prime Minister and freezing the National Assembly, the country is still waiting for political evolutions. Several arrests and surveys have been engaged against parliamentarians in particular. The situation does not leave indifferent some Tunisian intellectuals.