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Tunisia's New Leader Chooses a Controversial Cabinet

MIN READAug 22, 2016 | 15:43 GMT

Tunisia's interim prime minister, Youssef Chahed, holds a press conference after submitting his new Cabinet list on Aug. 20.

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Tunisia's interim prime minister, Youssef Chahed, has selected a new Cabinet, but his choices may make some lawmakers unhappy. After two weeks of intense negotiations with prospective candidates, trade unions, political parties and former legislators, Chahed presented the names of his appointees to President Beji Caid Essebsi on Aug. 20. The list includes representatives from a variety of organizations and independent interests, a fact that will benefit the country's smaller political parties at the expense of the larger ones....

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