New Tunisian PM announces govt lineup

Tunisian President Kais Saied (front row L4) took a photo with new Tunisian Prime Minister Najla Bouden Romdhane (front row L3) and members of the new government in Tunis, Tunisia on October 11, 2021.

Tunis, (Asian independent)┬áNew Tunisian Prime Minister Najla Bouden Romdhane announced on the lineup of her government, said the country’s Presidency.

Bouden and members of her cabinet took the oath in front of President Kais Saied during a ceremony held on Monday at the Carthage Palace, reports Xinhua news agency.

The new cabinet is composed of 24 ministers, including eight women, and one secretary of state.

In her speech, Bouden said her goal is “to restore confidence and hope, and ensure economic and health security for the citizens”.

“One of the most important goals is to combat corruption,” she noted.

On September 29, Saied appointed Bouden as prime minister after removing Hichem Mechichi from the post and suspended all activities of the Assembly of the People’s Representatives, or the parliament, on July 25.