New Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, right, holds a document given by former Prime Minister Habib Essid during the handover ceremony in Tunis, Monday Aug. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Riadh Dridi)
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A new Tunisian government took office Monday, with Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, the country's youngest-ever leader, facing major economic and security challenges.Chahed, who turns 41 next month, becomes the former French colony's seventh prime minister in less than six years, following a 2011 revolution that ousted strongman Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.His new Cabinet of 26 ministers and 14 ministers of state includes women, young and independent ministers, three members of the Islamist Ennahda Party and two former members of the powerful UGTT union.Analysts say it is too soon to tell if Chahed can restore security and revitalize Tunisia's battered economy which grew by just 0.8 percent last year compared with 2.3 percent in 2014 .
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