Geologist becomes Tunisia’s first female PM


President Kais Saied of Tunisia has named a geologist as the new prime minister, more than two months after he sacked the previous one and gathered almost all power in his own hands. 

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Mr Saied urged Najla Bouden – the country’s first female prime minister – to form a government swiftly.

The president suspended parliament in July and has put in place measures that allow him to rule by decree. 

His actions have been widely supported by Tunisians who’ve been deeply disappointed by the performance of their political parties.

But Mr Saied has been under growing pressure to ensure the formation of a new government.


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