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Essid Cabinet
The cabinet of Tunisian Head of Government Habib Essid was approved on 5 February 2015 by a majority of 166 of total 217 legislators of Tunisia's Assembly of the Representatives of the People.[1] The unity government consists of 27 ministers and 14 secretaries of state[2] and includes independents, members of Nidaa Tounes, the two liberal parties Free Patriotic Union (UPL) and Afek Tounes, and a member of the Islamist Ennahda.[1]
Habib Essid Cabinet

Cabinet of Tunisia
Date formedFebruary 6, 2015
Date dissolvedAugust 27, 2016
People and organisations
Head of stateBeji Caid Essebsi
Head of governmentHabib Essid
Total no. of members27
Member partiesIndependent , Nidaa Tounes , Ennahda , UPL, Afek Tounes
Status in legislatureUnity government[1]
Election(s)2014 Tunisian parliamentary election
Legislature term(s)Assembly of the Representatives (2014)
PredecessorJomaa Cabinet (2014–2015)
SuccessorChahed Cabinet (2016–2020)
Essid's first proposal, a minority government of just Nidaa Tounes and the UPL, he had brought forward on 23 January,[3] was retracted after facing enough resistance not to be approved by a parliamentary majority.[4]
Head of GovernmentHabib EssidIndependent
Minister of DefenceFarhat HorchaniIndependent
Minister of JusticeMohamed Salah Ben AïssaIndependent
Minister of InteriorMohamed Najem GharsalliIndependent
Minister of Foreign AffairsTaïeb BaccoucheNidaa Tounes
Minister of Economy and FinanceSlim ChakerNidaa Tounes
Minister of Tourism and HandicraftsSelma Elloumi RekikNidaa Tounes
Minister of Industry, Energy and MiningZakaria HamadIndependent
Minister of AgricultureSaâd SeddiklIndependent
Minister of TradeRidha LahouelIndependent
Minister of Social AffairsAhmed Ammar YounbaiiIndependent
Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and ICTChiheb BoudenIndependent
Minister of EducationNéji JalloulNidaa Tounes
Minister of HealthSaïd AïdiNidaa Tounes
Minister of TransportMahmoud Ben RomdhaneNidaa Tounes
Minister of Equipment, Housing and Spatial PlanningMohamed Salah ArfaouiIndependent
Minister of Employment and Vocational TrainingZied LadhariEnnahda
Minister of Religious AffairsOthman BattikhIndependent
Minister of Women, Family and ChildrenSamira MeraiAfek Tounes
Minister of CultureLatifa LakhdarIndependent
Minister of Youth and SportsMaher Ben DhiaUPL
Minister of the Environment and Sustainable DevelopmentNejib DerouicheUPL
Ministry of Communication Technologies and the Digital EconomyNoomane FehriAfek Tounes
Minister of Development, Investment and International CooperationYassine BrahimAfek Tounes
Minister of State Property and Land AffairsHatem El EuchiUPL
Minister to the head of government in charge of relations with ARPLazhar AkremiNidaa Tounes
Minister to the head of government in charge of Relations with the constitutional institutions and civil societyKamel JendoubiIndependent
Chief Cabinet SecretaryAhmed ZarroukNidaa Tounes
  1. ^ a b c "Tunisia parliament approves unity government". Al Jazeera. 5 February 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  2. ^ Government Essid: Reliance with 166 votes , 5 February 2015.
  3. ^ Bouazza Ben Bouazza (23 January 2015). "Tunisia announces new minority government without Islamists". Associated Press. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  4. ^ Amara, Tarek (25 January 2015). "Tunisia new government faces resistance before ratification vote". Reuters. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
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