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.
Political rivals in Iraq have agreed on the program of the designated Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. The proposed program focusses heavily on developing the economy and diversifying away from oil. The new government is expected to be in place within two weeks.
After the declaration of the election results earlier this month, current Prime-Minister, and PM-designate Sa'ad al-Hariri calls on parties to quickly form a coalition government to shield Lebanon from instability.