TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi has gone on state television to say he is assuming power in Tunisia.
The announcement Friday came after thousands of protesters mobbed the capital of Tunis to demand the ouster of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
In response to the riots, the president declared a state of emergency in the North African nation, dissolved the government and promised new legislative elections within six months.
Unconfirmed news reports, citing unidentified government sources in Tunisia, said Ben Ali had left the country. The 74-year-old leader came to power in a bloodless coup in 1987, taking over for a man called formally President-for-Life.
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