Syria's state news agency says President Bashar al-Assad has formed a new government headed by a loyalist member of his Baath Party.
Assad had promised after the country's May 7 parliamentary elections to make the government more inclusive to politicians from other parties.
But the appointment as prime minister of Baathist Riad Farid Hijab, a former agriculture minister, has raised questions about his commitment to the pledge.
There was no change on Saturday in the key posts at the foreign, defence and interior ministries.
The opposition boycotted the parliamentary elections. Parliament is considered little more than a rubber stamp in Syria, where the president and a tight coterie of advisers hold the real power.