TUNIS - A prominent female businesswoman said on Sunday she was not interested in becoming prime minister, playing down speculation she might head an alternative cabinet that the opposition plans to announce this week.
Media had reported that Wided Bouchamaoui, 52, the first woman president of Tunisia's Chambers of Commerce and Industry, might be named alternative prime minister by the secularist opposition Salvation Front which is trying to topple the Islamist-led government.
"I thank all those who considered me able to take a political responsibility. I confirm that I am not interested in any position or political responsibility," Bouchamaoui said in a statement.
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