Feb 20, 2020 05:32 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Feb 20, 2020 05:32 Asia/Tehran]
  • Tunisian PM-designate names new coalition gov't

Tunisia’s designated Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh on Wednesday named a new coalition government after reaching an agreement with Ennahda moderate Islamist Party, the biggest power in Parliament, ending an ongoing political crisis of four months.

Iran Press/Africa: The new cabinet is composed of 30 ministers and two secretaries of state.

Fakhfakh's government included 17 independents between ministers and secretaries of state while the rest is divided between six political parties, obviously represented in parliament.

The proposed government will likely win a confidence vote in Parliament in coming days and the country will avoid an early election.

The Islamist party Ennahdha (Renaissance), which has a majority of 54 seats in parliament, has just issued an official statement saying it will grant confidence to Fakhfakh's new government.

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