Tunisia's PM plans same defense, foreign, interior ministers in new government: sources

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Posted: Aug 19, 2016 6:39 AM

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's Prime Minister designate Youssef Chahed plans to keep the same defense, foreign and interior ministers in his new government and is expected to name World Bank official Marouan Abassai as finance minister, sources close to the negotiations said on Friday.

Chahed, who was named prime minister after his predecessor was ousted by lawmakers in a vote of no confidence last month, has been in talks with ruling parties, Nidaa Tounes and Islamists Ennahda, over cabinet posts in the government.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara; Writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Louise Ireland)