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Syria's Assad designates Arnous to form a new government, presidency says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - 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.

Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Jon Boyle

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