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