Tunisian PM to submit cabinet line-up Sunday

Tunisia's prime minister-designate Mehdi Jomaa will submit the names of the new government ministers to Marzouki during a meeting at Carthage presidential palace.

Tunisian PM to submit cabinet line-up Sunday

World Bulletin / News Desk

Tunisia's prime minister-designate Mehdi Jomaa will submit his cabinet line-up to President Moncef Marzouki on Sunday, according to the presidency.

In a statement, the presidency said Jomaa will submit the names of the new government ministers to Marzouki during a meeting at Carthage presidential palace.

Earlier Sunday, Marzouki reassign Jomaa with forming the government after the expiry of an earlier deadline on Saturday.

The premier-designate was supposed to announce his cabinet Saturday, but decided to delay the announcement in search of greater consensus on the security portfolio.

"I preferred to delay submitting the line-up to the president in the hope that further consensus can be reached, particularly when it comes to the security portfolio," Jomaa said in statements to the press, following his meeting with Marzouki on Saturday.

Tunisia's opposition vehemently rejects the presence of incumbent Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou in the new government, saying that the roadmap approved by the forces participating in the national dialogue stipulates the formation of a completely new government.

However, the Ennahda movement, which holds a majority of seats in the interim parliament, wants Jeddou to keep his security portfolio in the new government.

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