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Chebbi: "I will resign" if free and fair elections are not held

Najib Chebbi, appointed Tunisian Minister for Regional and Local Development in the new unity government, has spoken exclusively to HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur about his decision to join Tunisia's unity government.

Founder of the opposition Progressive Democratic Party, Chebbi says he will resign if a "free and fair" election fails to materialise within six months. He also discusses rumours about gold being taken from the Central Bank by former President Ben Ali's wife upon fleeing the country and suggests that other Arab countries should look to Tunisia as a model.

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Wednesday 19th January 2011 at 2130 GMT and on Thursday, 20th January 2011 at 04:30, 09:30 and 15:30 GMT.

You can also watch the interview on BBC News 2330 GMT on Wednesday 19th January and at 0430 GMT on Thursday 20th January.

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