Tunisian protesters march on parliament amid cabinet reshuffle

Tunisian anti-government protesters on Tuesday marched toward the parliament which was guarded by riot police as lawmakers inside held a heated debate on a cabinet reshuffle. Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi told the assembly that by naming 11 new ministers to the interior, justice, health and other key portfolios, he aimed to create a “more effective” reform team. He faced opposition from President Kais Saied, however, who said he was not consulted, charged that one of the proposed ministers was “involved in a corruption case” and that three others were suspected of conflicts of interest. Tunis…

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