Prime Minister-designate Ali Larayedh on Friday (March 8th) announced the new Tunisia government, Tunisie Numerique reported.
Former magistrate Lotfi Ben Jedou was reportedly named interior minister, former diplomat Othman Jarandi took the foreign ministry portfolio, former judge Rachid Sabagh was named defence minister and lawyer Ben Nadhir Ammou received the justice minister post.
Under the constitution, Larayedh had until midnight to present his cabinet to President Moncef Marzouki. After the president reviews the plan, the new government line-up must be approved by the National Constituent Assembly within three days.
Only the ruling Islamist Ennahda party the Congress for the Republic and Ettakatol took part in discussions about the government programme. The Wafa Movement, the Democratic Alliance and the Liberty and Dignity bloc had been asked to join the coalition but pulled out of the talks.
On Tuesday, Defence Minister Abdelkarim Zbidi resigned, citing a continuous lack of vision by the coalition government.
Ennahda had earlier agreed to surrender the interior, foreign and justice ministries to independent candidates.