Tunisian President Kais Saied launched contacts with the country’s parties on Friday to appoint a new prime minister after Elias Fajfaj resigned after allegedly conflicting interests.
The Tunisian president has sent letters to parties, coalitions, and parliamentary blocs asking them to present candidates for office before July 22, reports Tunisian broadcaster Mosaique FM.
Fajfaj resigned Wednesday after several parties, led by moderate Islamist Ennahda, filed a motion of no confidence against him over the allegations. During the day on Thursday, the six ministers responsible for this executive training were fired.
The Tunisian parliament announced on July 10 that it would set up a commission to investigate the allegations against the prime minister of alleged conflicts of interest over several companies, of which he is a shareholder and maintains trade relations with the state, which is prohibited. by the law.
Fajfaj took office in February after Parliament backed his government proposal after rejecting several previously nominated after the elections held in September 2019, resulting in a highly fragmented body.