A first in Tunisia: a woman, Najla Bouden, has been appointed Prime Minister
Najla Bouden, the first female Tunisian Prime Minister said the government’s main priority would be tackling corruption but though Tunisia faces a looming fiscal crisis.
She has formed a new government on Monday and kept interim ministers Saied had already appointed including Sihem Boughdiri as finance minister and Othman Jerandi as foreign minister.
She also named Samir Saied as economy and planning minister and Taoufik Charfeddine as interior minister.
The government lineup is composed of eight women, including several in key positions: Neila Nouira Gongi, Minister of Industry, Sihem Boughdiri, Minister of Finance, and Leila Jaffel, Minister of Justice…
The appointment of a new government has been urgently requested by both Tunisian political stakeholders and foreign donors for weeks.
President Kais Saied has indicated that he would launch a dialogue about the future in Tunisia.