Hichem Mechichi tasked with forming government
25/07/2020 21:32, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - President Kais Saied on Saturday entrusted Hichem Mechchi, acting Minister of Interior, with forming a new government, TAP learns from an official source at the presidency of the Republic.

Hichem Mechichi, was appointed on February 19, 2020 to the post of Minister of the Interior in the Fakhfakh government.

His name does not appear among the candidates proposed by the parties and parliamentary groups which presented their candidates for the Prime Ministry to the President of the Republic, within the framework of the consultations held to appoint the personality best suited to form the government, in accordance with Article 89 of the Constitution.

The name of the new Prime Minister is announced this Saturday at the end of the ten-day constitutional deadline.

Mechichi held the position of Senior Advisor to the President of the Republic, in charge of legal affairs.

He has also held the position of Chief of Staff in the Ministries of Transport, Health and Social Affairs.

Mechichi was Director General of the National Agency for the Sanitary and Environmental Control of Products.

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