Tunisia names prime minister


Tunisia’s moderate Islamist Ennahda party has chosen Habib Jemli as its choice for prime minister.

Mr Jemli, 60, used to be a junior agriculture minister.

President Kais Saied, who was elected in a landslide victory on 13 October, is expected to officially ask him to form a new government later this week, report says.

The moderate Islamist party Ennahda holds only a quarter of the seats in parliament, so Mr Saied’s first task will be to build a governing coalition.

Tunisia sparked the so-called Arab Spring in 2011 with its revolution which ended autocratic rule.


Dominica Nwabufo