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Cabinet of Tunisia

Omar Mansour Minister of Justice Farhat Horchani Minister of National Defence Hedi Majdoub Minister of the Interior Khemaies Jhinaoui Minister of Foreign Affairs Youssef Chahed Minister of Local Affairs Ahmed […]

Chahed nominates his new Cabinet

Youssef Chahed, Tunisia’s prime minister designate has nominated his new Cabinet. The incumbent interior, defence and foreign ministers have retained their posts but other positions have changed. There are 36 […]

Youssef Chahed appointed Prime Minister

President Beji Caid Essebsi has appointed Youssef Chahed as Tunisia’s new prime minister after parliament ousted Habib Essid in a vote of no-confidence last weekend. Youssef Chahed (40) is from […]

PM voted out in confidence vote

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid was voted out of office on Saturday after a losing a vote of no confidence in parliament. A total of 118 members voted to dismiss […]

PM makes thirteen changes to his Cabinet

Prime Minister Habib Essid has carried out a reshuffle of his Cabinet, making thirteen changes to his government. He has appointed new ministers of justice, foreign affairs and interior amongst […]

Tunisia faces political crisis

A political crisis is brewing in Tunisia which could knock back the government’s current reform process. On Sunday 32 Members of Parliament from the ruling Nidaa Tounes gave notice that […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Tunisia

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Tunisia Press Release No. 15/471 October 14, 2015 On September 30, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) […]

PM dismisses Justice Minister

Prime Minister Habib Essid has dismissed Justice Minister Salah Ben Aissa. No reason was given for the dismissal. However there were political differences between the two men and Aissa claims […]

Tunisia declares State of Emergency

Following the terrorist attack which killed 38 tourists and injured 39 others at a Tunisian beach resort at Sousse last weekend President Beji Caid Essebsi has declared a state of […]

PM announces new Government line-up

Following several weeks of intensive negotiations Prime Minister Habib Essid has announced a new government line-up. The new government will include the Islamist Ennahda Movement which had previously been excluded. […]

Cabinet appointments derailed as PM delays confidence vote

Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid has been forced to delay a confidence vote in his new government after it became clear that he might be defeated. Last week the Prime Minister […]

Full list of new Cabinet

Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid has announced his full Cabinet line-up after consultations with President Beji Caid Essebsi. The new government comprises 25 Cabinet Ministers plus a further 14 Secretaries of […]

Habib Essid appointed Prime Minister

Tunisia’s new President, Beji Caid Essebsi, who was sworn in to office on 31st December 2014 has appointed a fellow former member of the Zine El Abidine Ben Ali regime […]

Beji Caid Essebsi elected President

Beji Caid Essebsi, the candidate of the secular Nidaa Tounes party has won the first free Presidential election since Independence in Tunisia. Essebsi won 55.68% of the vote compared with […]

Presidential 2014

The election took place in two rounds. In the first round, which took place on 23 November, the results were as follows: Beji Caid Essebsi (Nidaa Tounes) 39.46% Moncef Marzouki […]

Tunisia votes in Presidential second round election

Tunisians are voting today for the first time in a second round runoff to select their new President, the first time in a free election since independence from France in […]

Essebsi faces Marzouki in second round runoff

Beji Caid Essebsi, the candidate of the secular Nidaa Tounes will incumbent interim President, Moncef Marzouki of the centre-left Congress for the Republic (CPR) in a second round runoff for […]

Polls open in Presidential election

Polls have opened in the Presidential election in Tunisia. The approximately 4,500 polling stations opened at 8 a.m. and will close at 6 p.m. with around 5.2 million voters eligible […]

Secular parties lead in Tunisian general election results

The liberal and secular Nidaa Tounes (Call of Tunisia) party of former Prime Minister Beji Caid el Sebsi appears to have won the general election in Tunisia which took place […]

Parliamentary 2014

An election to the Constituent Assembly took place on 26th October 2014. Nidaa Tounes (Nidā’ Tūnis) 86 Renaissance (Ennahda) 69 Free Patriotic Union (Al-Ittiḥād Al-Waṭanī Al-Ḥurr) 16 Popular Front (al-Jabha) […]

Tunisia tries again in general election

Tunisians will have no shortage of candidates or political movements to vote for today when they vote in their general election. The Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE) has registered […]