Tunisian PM decides partial reshuffle

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-19 05:30:53|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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TUNIS, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announced Saturday a partial cabinet reshuffle to fill the void in the post of the Minister of Health following the death in early October 2017.

The new Tunisian Minister of Health is the former minister of industry and SMEs, Imed Hammami.

Hammami, 53 years old, was a member of the former National Constituent Assembly of 2011, where he held several posts including member of the body responsible for drafting the Constitution.

In 2015, he was the spokesman for the Islamist party Ennahdha, the main ally of the coalition in power in Tunisia. He was Minister of Employment before taking the reins of Industry and SMEs until his appointment as Minister of Health.

With initially 40 members, including 26 ministers and 14 secretaries of State, Youssef Chahed's National Unity Government has already undergone, in September 2017, a first reshuffle to increase to 43 members including 28 ministers and 15 secretaries of State.