Tunisian Prime Minister Announces New Government

Prime Minister Ali Larayedh says he will only serve until an election some time this year


(Reuters)—Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Larayedh unveiled a new Islamist-led coalition government on Friday that he said would serve only until an election is held before the end of the year.

The new government is led by the Islamist Ennahda party, backed by the center-left Ettakatol and the secular Congress for the Republic led by President Moncef Marzouki—the same parties that were in the previous cabinet.