With efforts to form a coalition government in Tunisia underway, it would appear that the Ennahda Party, which secured a series of victories in the recent parliamentary and presidential elections, is excluding its closest opponent, Qalb Tunis, from a "Coalition of Opposites", pushing instead for a coalition with four smaller parties.
There are signs in Tunisia that the Qalb Tunis party will form a "Coalition of Opposites" with Ennahda after the former supported the latter's candidate for the Speaker of the Parliament, Rachid Ghannouchi.
After five years of investigating cases of corruption and human rights abuses under former dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia's Truth and Dignity Commission is concluding its mandate, though many Tunisians say there is still much more to do.
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has held private talks with his Rival, Rached Ghannouci, leader of the Ennahda party, after their fallout last summer. Meetings at the Carthage presidential palace and in Doha are said to be part of Qatar-mediated talks.