Fakhfakh reportedly submitted the new government line-up nominees to Saied, with Nizar Yaich as the finance minister, adding that coalition negotiations would continue after the biggest parliament party, Ennahda, rejected his proposal.
Tunisia held parliamentary and presidential elections in October 2019 but the formation of the new government was reportedly stalled after nominees submitted by then-prime minister Habib Jemli were rejected by lawmakers.
Fakhfakh has previously served as finance minister and tourism minister. President Kais Saied has outlined a rigid deadline for forming a new government.
Saied, a former law professor, won the presidential election in October 2019 with overwhelming support of Tunisians resulting in over 75 percent of the ballots favoring his candidacy.