• Tunisia's constituent assembly has adopted a provisional constitution that will allow the north African country to name a government, a month and a half after its first post-revolution election. 

  • The 217-member assembly approved each of the 26 clauses of the document individually to get state institutions back on the move before voting on the entire basic law. 

  • The outgoing government of Beji Caid Essebsi, formed in the wake of the ouster on January 14 of dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, has officially resigned and many Tunisians have expressed growing impatience at the institutional limbo.