Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Yet another David Warren error

Notwithstanding the usual bits of misleading information in David Warren’s article, “Tunisia holds its breath”, January 19, 2011, there is (yet another) clear factual error.

Warren writes: “The new "president for life" -- whether for minutes or decades -- is one of Ben Ali's flunkies, just as Ben Ali was one of Bourguiba's. Mohamed Ghannouchi is working on consolidating his power…”

The President of Tunisia who succeeded ousted President, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali is not Mohamed Ghannouchi. It is Fouad Mebazza. He was sworn in on January 15.

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