Syria's Assad designates Hussein Arnous to form new government

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad addressing members of the People’s Assembly in Damascus on August 12, 2020. (SANA via AFP)

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad designated Hussein Arnous to form a new government, the Syrian presidency said on Tuesday, following a parliamentary election in July.

Hussein Arnous was prime minister in the outgoing government, appointed by Assad in June to replace Imad Khamis as Syria grappled with a major economic crisis and plunging currency.

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