Hafhed Caid Essebsi, the son of President Beji Caid Essebsi, attends a meeting with Nidaa Tounes party leaders in Tunis, Tunisia November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
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It is a further sign of infighting between two camps within Nidaa Tounes party, which is at risk of splitting up and losing its strong position in the North African state's parliament to Islamist party rival Ennahda.Insiders say Nidaa Tounes is now divided into two wings, one led by the Tunisian president's son Hafhed Caid Essebsi and the other by Mohsen Marzouk, a former leftist activist and the party's secretary general.Maklhouf said the lawmakers would resign from the parliamentary bloc and the party if the faction led by Essebsi's son refuses to respect the executive committee's legitimacy.The camp led by the president's son is pushing for a larger role through a party restructuring.
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