By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid's new cabinet faced rejection by parliament on Monday after another party said it would oppose his choice of ministers in a vote to ratify the country's new government. A rejection by parliament would be the first defeat for the secular party Nidaa Tounes since it won October legislative elections. President Beji Caid Essebsi would then have to appoint a new premier to form a cabinet. Tunisia's politics have been dominated by negotiations and compromise deals between secular and Islamist leaders after the 2011 uprising that ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali and brought free elections and a new constitution.
By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe showed a willingness on Monday to give Athens more time to pay back its debts, but little sign that it would yield to a new Greek government's demands of debt forgiveness. European Union leaders and policymakers responded to Greek anti-bailout party Syriza's election victory on Sunday with warnings that a debt restructuring for Greece would send the wrong message to other euro zone members. Euro zone finance ministers gather in Brussels on Monday afternoon to consider how to deal with Greece after the change of government, especially given that the existing Greek bailout program expires on February 28. Without a bailout plan Athens will not be eligible for the European Central Bank's plan of government bond purchases and will have problems financing itself on the market.