Hsouna Nasfi (2nd-R), of Tunisia's secularist ruling Nidaa Tounes party, stands with his colleagues as they speak to journalists on November 9, 2015, at the National Assembly in the capital Tunis. AFP PHOTO / SOFIENE HAMDAOUI
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Thirty-two Tunisian lawmakers accused President Beji Caid Essebsi's son of meddling and resigned from the ruling party bloc in parliament Monday, allowing Islamists to become the largest party.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.The camp led by the president's son is pushing for a larger role through a party restructuring.
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