Tunisia’s prime minister announces formation of technocratic government

Tunisia’s prime minister announces formation of technocratic government

Tunisia’s prime minister-designate Hisham El-Mechishi announced the formation of a technocratic government, state TV reported on Monday

According to media sources in Tunisia, El-Mechishi formed a government of independent technocrats without the involvement of parties, seeking to keep the government away from political conflicts and focus on reviving the faltering economy.

At a press conference at the Carthage Guest House, El-Mechishi announced the composition of his new government of 25 ministers and three state writers, which he decided to form as an independent competent government.

The sources confirmed that President Qais Saeed received from announced the composition of the new government.

Both the Democratic Movement and the Karama Coalition announced their decision not to give confidence to the government, while the People’s Movement announced its decision to give confidence to the government.

The National Reform Blocs, the “Haya Tunisia” movement and the National Bloc also expressed their support for forming an independent competent government, while Ennahda and the Heart of Tunisia party have yet to resolve their position on the El-Mechishi  government once and for all.

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