Tunisian president appoints ambassador to U.S.

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TUNIS, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Tunisian President Kais Saied appointed Hanene Tajouri Bessassi as ambassador to the United States, he stated on Monday, weeks after he dismissed her predecessor with out clarification.

Saied has eliminated quite a few officers from their posts since July 25, when he sacked the prime minister, suspended parliament and assumed government authority in strikes his critics name a coup.

Last week, amid rising inside and international strain on him to call a brand new authorities, he appointed Najla Bouden Romdhane as prime minister and stated she would type a cupboard within the coming hours or days.

However, after he brushed apart a lot of the structure final month, Saied stated the federal government can be accountable to him, which means the brand new prime minister is more likely to have much less energy than her predecessors.

The United States has been essential to Tunisia since its 2011 revolution in offering safety help and dealing with different main donors to assist public funds.

Along with different members of the G7 group of superior economies it has urged Saied to return to a constitutional order during which an elected parliament performs a major position.

Reporting by Angus McDowall; Editing by Mark Porter

Tunisia's President Kais Saied attends the government's swearing-in ceremony at the Carthage Palace outside the capital Tunis, Tunisia February 27, 2020. Fethi Belaid/Pool via REUTERS