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Tunisia's outgoing prime minister sees the main threat to his country from chaotic Libya

Tunisia's outgoing prime minister says the greatest threat to his country, which recently completed its transition to democracy, comes from chaotic neighboring Libya.

Mehdi Jomaa — who became interim prime minister at the start of the year and guided the country through presidential and legislative elections — will soon be stepping down to the newly elected government.

He told The Associated Press Friday, on the eve of his trip to France, that terrorism remains a real threat and most of it is coming from Libya, which he described as being in a state of war among rival militias.

Since Tunisians overthrew their dictator in 2011, kicking off the region-wide Arab Spring movement, the country has been wracked by economic problems, social unrest and especially terrorist attacks.