TUNIS – The Tunisian prime minister Youssef Chahed has Monday, ten new ministers appointed. With the kabinetswijziging he hopes the fresh blood in his government, to inject, which is widely criticized because of the economic crisis but do not know to solve.
Important portfolios such as finance, foreign and interior affairs will remain otherwise unchanged. Chahed named the jewish businessman Rene Trabelsi as minister of Tourism in the muslim Arab country. He is only the third member of the small minority of 2000 jews that of a cabinet part, since the independence of Tunisia in 1956.
The recast comes during a political crisis in the country. The son of the president, Hafez Caid Essebsi, who is the leader of the ruling party, Nidaa Tounes, called recently to deposition of Chahed because of the failure of his government to the economy to revive.
Since the tyrant Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011 fall, is the economy of Tunisia is in a crisis and are nine cabinets have not been able to the economic problems, including high inflation and unemployment to solve.