Tunisia’s designated PM Habib Jemli has formed a government
TUNIS- On Wednesday, Habib Jemli, the designated Prime Minister of Tunisia submitted a proposal of a cabinet to President Kais Saied. The names of the cabinet ministers have not yet been publicly announced by him.
Last month, Jemli said that the new government will be formed of political independents who shall be put to parliament on Thursday. They must win majority support before taking office.
This move comes three months after a deeply fractured parliament election wherein no party took more than 25% of the seats. This made it hard to lead negotiations to build a coalition for a confidence vote.
The government proposed by Jemli will focus on Tunisia’s economy, a much-bedevilled topic since the 2011 revolution which ushered in democracy.
Painful cuts have been made by the outgoing government to reduce the public deficit, however, IMF and foreign lenders seek more fiscal reforms.
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