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Tunisia's technocrat PM presents Cabinet list

Published on Jan 27, 2014 6:25 AM
 
Tunisia's Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa speaks during a news conference in Tunis on Jan 26, 2014. Tunisian premier-designate Mehdi Jomaa, who presented the president on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014, with his Cabinet of independents under a roadmap to end a political deadlock, is an engineer and relative newcomer to politics. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

TUNIS (AFP) - Tunisian premier-designate Mehdi Jomaa, who presented the president on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014, with his Cabinet of independents under a roadmap to end a political deadlock, is an engineer and relative newcomer to politics.

"I have submitted the list of members of the proposed government to be subjected to a confidence vote in the National Constituent Assembly," Mr Jomaa said, adding that he hoped it would secure the vote "as quickly as possible."

He described his Cabinet as "an extraordinary team which is aware of the challenges", saying its "mission is not easy".

Mr Jomaa, who will also oversee fresh elections, was picked in December as the consensus candidate to head the caretaker administration and resolve Tunisia's festering political crisis, nearly three years after the uprising that toppled former strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

 
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