Tunisian premier names government, appoints new finance minister

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 20, 2016 1:23 PM

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister designate Youssef Chahed on Saturday named his new government, appointing a former investment official, Lamia Zribi, as finance minister and keeping the previous foreign and defense ministers in their posts.

Chahed, named premier after his predecessor was dismissed by lawmakers in a no-confidence vote last month, had been in talks with the two main secularist, leftist and Islamist parties over cabinet posts.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara; writing by Patrick Markey; editing by Ralph Boulton)