Tunisia’s Ruling Islamist Party Rejects Government Dissolution

The Islamist party that dominates Tunisia’s governing coalition has rejected the plan of its own prime minister to form a new government of technocrats without political affiliations as a response to public outrage over the assassination of a prominent opposition leader.

Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali announced his proposal late Wednesday on national television, as thousands of protesters clashed with police in the capital. He said the new government would have a mandate limited to managing …