Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi (C) walks after a meeting with Tunisia's nominated prime minister Habib Essid (not pictured) in Tunis January 23, 2015. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
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New Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid formed a Cabinet Friday, handing many ministries to Nidaa Tounes, the leading bloc in parliament, but none to the Islamist party Ennahda, which led the previous government."This government is a government of national competences that comprises politicians ... civil society figures and people who have experience and expertise," Essid told reporters.Speaking after submitting his team to Essebsi, Essid said he had formed the Cabinet following consultations with political party chiefs and civil society figures.The Cabinet must still be approved by parliament.
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