Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid speaks during a press conference after an attack carried out by two gunmen at Bardo International Museum on March 18, 2015 in Tunis. AFP PHOTO / ARBI SOUSSI
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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 that 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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