Tunisia names Youssef Chahed as PM-designate

Tunisian president assigns Youssef Chahed to draw up new government

Tunisia names Youssef Chahed as PM-designate

World Bulletin / News Desk

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Wednesday named local affairs minister Youssef Chahed, 40, as prime minister-designate tasked with forming a unity cabinet.

"I met today with the president... who charged me with forming a national unity government," Chahed told reporters outside the presidential palace in Carthage.

Chahed, an in-law of Essebsi, now has 30 days to come up with a ministerial team.

His appointment comes days after parliament passed a vote of no confidence in outgoing premier Habib Essid.

Chahed takes office as Tunisia struggles with a stagnant economy and the threat posed by armed groups operating in the country.

Last Mod: 03 Ağustos 2016, 14:41
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