Local affairs minister Youssef Chahed, 40, was named as prime minister-designate by Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Wednesday.
He is tasked with forming a unity cabinet to tackle major economic and security challenges. Chahed has 30 days to come up with a ministerial team.
Chahed will be the North African country’s youngest premier if he wins the backing of parliament,
His appointment comes days after lawmakers passed a vote of no confidence in outgoing premier Habib Essid.
“I met today with the president… who charged me with forming a national unity government”.
He promised that women would be better represented in his cabinet than in previous governments and called for greater youth involvement.