New government formed in Tunisia: List of Ministers

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Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi has unveiled a list of 20 new Ministers for the northern African country’s “unity government”. The new Ministers will be charged with running the country until presidential and legislative elections are held. No date has been given for the electoral process.

Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi retains his job in a new “unity government” unveiled today. Six members from ousted President Ben Ali’s government are also part of the list of 20 ministers charged with running state affairs until presidential and legislative elections are held.

After eliminating the Ministry of Information, three recognized opposition members have been invited to join the new government: Najib Chebbi, leader of tParti démocratique progressiste (PDP), Moustapha Ben Jaafar, President of Forum démocratique pour le travail et la liberté (FDTL) and Ahmed Ibrahim of the Ettajdid Party.

No date has been given for the electoral process.

List of Ministers

 Prime Minister: Mohamed Ghannouchi

 Minister of Justice: Lazhar Karoui Chebbi

 Defense Minister: Ridha Grira 

 Minister of Religious Affairs: Karwi Mizouri 

 Minister of Regional and Local Development: Ahmed Najib Chebbi 

 Minister of Higher Education: Ahmed Brahim 

 Minister of Commerce and Tourism: Mohamed Jgham 

 Health Minister: Mustapha Ben Jaafar 

 Interior Minister: Ahmed Friaa 

 Foreign Minister: Kamel Morjane 

 Education Minister: Tayeb Baccouch 

 Minister of Social Affairs: Moncer Ruissi 

 Agriculture Minister: Habib Mbarek 

 Minister of Planning and International Cooperation: Muhammad Nouri Jouini 

 Minister of Administrative Development: Zuhair Mdhafer 

 Minister of Finance: Ridha Chalghoum 

 Minister of Culture: Moufida Tletli 

 Minister for Women: Lilia Abidi 

 Minister of Transport: Slah Eddine Malouch 

 Minister of Youth and Sports: Muhammad Aloulou 

 Minister of Industry and Technology: Afif Chalbi

 Secretary of State: Abdelhakim Bouraoui

 Secretary of State for Youth: Slim Amamou

 Central Bank Governor: Mostafa Kamel Nebli

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