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Tunisian president tasks former finance minister to form next government
Elyes Fakhfakh speaks during an electoral campaign in Tunis on September 12, 2019. (AFP)

Tunisian President Kais Saied on Monday designated Elyes Fakhfakh as prime minister, a presidency statement said on Monday, after the fractured parliament this month rejected a government-proposed by an earlier nominee to the post.


The former finance minister now has a month to form a coalition capable of winning a confidence vote in parliament by a simple majority, or there will be another election with urgent economic decisions hanging over the country.


source: Reuters