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New Tunisian tourism minister Rene Trabelsi, right, and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi in Tunis, Nov. 14, 2018 (AP photo by Hassene Dridi).

Tunisia’s Twin Crises Will Take More Than a Cabinet Reshuffle to Resolve

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

Tunisia’s prime minister, Youssef Chahed, announced several changes to his Cabinet last week in a bid to shore up support for his government amid a parallel political and economic crisis. The changes were approved in a parliamentary vote that the ruling Nidaa Tounes party boycotted, laying bare the deepening divisions within the Tunisian government. In an email interview with WPR, Sharan Grewal, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Middle East Policy, discusses the latest developments in Tunis and what to expect from the newly approved Cabinet.

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