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Tunisia's Prime Minister-designate Youssef Chahed speaks during a news conference after his meeting with Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi (not pictured) in Tunis, Tunisia August 3, 2016. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi


TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's Prime Minister designate Youssef Chahed plans to keep the same defence, foreign and interior ministers in his new government and is expected to name World Bank official Marouan Abassai as finance minister, sources close to the negotiations said on Friday.

Chahed, who was named prime minister after his predecessor was ousted by lawmakers in a vote of no confidence last month, has been in talks with ruling parties, Nidaa Tounes and Islamists Ennahda, over cabinet posts in the government.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara; Writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Louise Ireland)


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