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Syria’s Assad asks PM Hussein Arnous to form new cabinet

(Corrects lede para to show election was in May this year, not last year)

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al Assad has again tasked Prime Minister Hussein Arnous with forming a new government after he became a caretaker premier following an election in May that extended Assad’s presidency.

Assad designated Arnous as prime minister last August to replace Imad Khamis as Syria grappled with a major economic crisis and a plunging currency.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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