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Tunisian Ennahda leader says crisis ‘opportunity for reform’

FILE PHOTO: Parliament Speaker Rached Ghannouchi poses during an interview with Reuters in his office, in Tunis

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisian Parliament Speaker Rached Ghannouchi, head of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, said on Wednesday that the president’s seizure of governing powers should be turned into an opportunity for reform and a stage of the democratic transition.

Ghannouchi had previously called President Kais Saied’s moves, which included freezing Parliament and have prompted a major political crisis, a coup.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara; writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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