Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi (C) walks after a meeting with Tunisia's nominated prime minister Habib Essid (not pictured) in Tunis January 23, 2015. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
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The resignation of Nidaa Tounes lawmakers would leave rival Islamist party Ennahda with the strongest position in parliament, and comes just as the country looks to enact sensitive economic reforms.Insiders say Nidaa Tounes is now divided into two wings, one led by the president's son Hafhed Caid Essebsi and the other by Mohsen Marzouk, a former leftist activist and the party's secretary-general.The camp led by the president's son is pushing for a larger role through a party restructuring. Hafedh Caid Essebsi this month called for a party congress, which Marzouk's wing rejected.
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