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Tunisia’s ruling party rejects proposal to dissolve government

CAIRO — Tunisia’s ruling ­Islamist party rejected Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali’s offer to dissolve the government Thursday, a day after the assassination of an opposition leader sent waves of anger rippling through the North African country and left the government scrambling to contain the fallout.

The challenge put forward by the moderate Islamist ­Ennahda party has amplified the potential for a serious political crisis in Tunisia.

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