Tunisia

New cabinet named following resignations


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Tunisia’s interim Prime Minister, Béji Caïd Essebsi, last night announced the new cabinet line-up. The reshuffle follows resignations by ministers keen to distance themselves from the interim government, which is seen by many as too closely aligned with the old regime.

A number of key posts such as defence, interior, justice and foreign affairs have remained unchanged, but new figures replace those who resigned last week and the new team is composed of technocrats rather than career politicians. Members of the current cabinet will not be allowed to stand in future elections.

The full line-up, as announced by the Prime Minister’s office is below:

Lazhar Karoui Chebbi Minister of Justice
Abdelkrim Zbidi Minister of National Defence
Farhat Rajhi Minister of the Interior
Mouldi Kefi Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mohamed Ennaceur Minister of Social Affairs
Jalloul Ayed Minister of Finance
Laroussi Mizouri Minister of Religious Affairs
Taïeb Baccouche Minister of Education
Ezzeddine Bach
Chaouch Minister of Culture
Rifaat Chaabouni Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Habiba Zahi
Ben Romdhane Minister of Public Health
Mehdi Houas Minister of Trade and Tourism
Mokhtar Jammali Minister of Agriculture and Environment
Lilia Laabidi Minister of Women Affairs
Yassine Brahim Minister of Transport and Equipment
Saïd Aydi Minister of Employment and Vocational Training
Mohamed Aloulou Minister of Youth and Sports
Abdelhamid Triki Minister of Planning and International Cooperation
Abdelaziz Rassaa Minister of Industry and Technology
Ahmed Adhoum Minister of State Property
Abderrazak Zouari Minister of Regional Development
Rafaa Ben Achour Delegate Minister to the Prime Minister
Radhouane Nouisser Secretary of State to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Nejib Karafi Secretary of State to Minister of Regional Development
Lamine Moulahi Secretary of State to the Minister of Public Health
Slim Chaker Secretary of State to the Minister of Trade and Tourism
Salem Hamdi Secretary of State to the Minister of Agriculture and Environment
Ridha Belhaj Secretary of State to the Prime Minister
Slim Amamou Secretary of State to the Minister of Youth and Sports
Adel Gaaloul Secretary of State to the Minister of Industry and Technology
Hassen Annabi Secretary of State to the Minister of Education

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