• Tunisia parliament approves new unity government

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    TUNIS: The new unity government of Youssef Chahed won resounding support from parliament on Friday (Saturday in Manila), approving a new cabinet line-up which must tackle the country’s pressing socio-economic and security challenges. The country’s legislature overwhelmingly approved Chahed’s line up, with 167 votes in favor, 22 against and five abstentions. According to parliament’s spokesman Hassen Fathalli, the new cabinet is set to take office Saturday.The handover between Chahed and his predecessor, former prime minister Habib Essid, will happen on Monday, Fathalli said.

    AFP

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