Tunisia’s President, Qais Saied, has named Hichem Mechichi, as the country’s new Prime Minister-designate.
Mr Mechichi (46) is an independent, and was the interior minister in the outgoing government and has been given up to one month to form a government.
The country is facing an economic crisis following the collapse of tourism, compounded by the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Mechcichi replaces Elyes Fakhfakh who resigned earlier this month over an alleged financial scandal.
Tunisia is officially called the Republic of Tunisia and is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa.
The country covers 163,610 square kilometres (63,170 square miles). It os bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east.
The name of the country derived from its capital city, Tunis (Berber native name: Tunest), which is located on its northeast coast.