Habib Jemli named as Tunisia’s Prime Minister

epa07993006 A general view during parliament session as new Members of the Parliament take oath in Tunis, Tunisia, 13 November 2019. New members of the Parliament elected in the 06 October polls convened for the oath-taking ceremony and electing a new speaker and two vice-speakers. EPA-EFE/STRINGER

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Tunisia’s moderate Islamist Ennahda, which came first in last month’s parliamentary elections, has named Habib Jemli, a former junior agriculture minister, as its choice to become prime minister, party spokesman Imed Khemiri said on Friday.

France 24 reports that Jemli has two months to build a governing coalition from a fractured parliament in which Ennahda, the largest party, holds only a quarter of the seats.

On Wednesday, its election foe Heart of Tunisia supported Ennahda’s veteran leader Rached Ghannouchi as parliament speaker, a sign the two might put aside their earlier hostility and join together in coalition.

Via France 24 

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