Tunisian President Kais Saied appoints Najla Bouden Romdhane as new prime minister

President Kais Saied named a geologist with little government experience as Tunisia’s first woman prime minister on Wednesday amid a crisis following his seizure of powers and with public finances close to breaking point. He asked Najla Bouden Romdhane, a little-known professor of geophysics who implemented World Bank projects at the education ministry, to form… Read More Tunisian President Kais Saied appoints Najla Bouden Romdhane as new prime minister

Tunisian President Kais Saied announces transitional rules, introduces new electoral law

Tunisian President Kais Saied said on Monday he had instituted transitional governing rules and would introduce a new electoral law, in a speech that came eight weeks after he seized executive power in a move his foes called a coup. Addressing supporters in Sidi Bouzid, the crucible of Tunisia’s 2011 revolution that brought democracy and… Read More Tunisian President Kais Saied announces transitional rules, introduces new electoral law

Tunisian prosecutor says package sent to president’s office was not poisoned

A suspicious envelope sent last week to Tunisia’s Presidency did not contain any toxic, narcotic, dangerous or explosive substance, the country’s Public Prosecutor said on Friday. The presidency said on Thursday that the office manager for Tunisia’s president had suffered a headache and short-term vision loss after opening the envelope on Monday. Reports on social… Read More Tunisian prosecutor says package sent to president’s office was not poisoned

Tunisian president’s office receives letter containing suspicious powder

The office of Tunisia’s president received a letter containing suspicious powder and is investigating the matter, a source said on Wednesday. President Kais Saied did not open the letter and is in good health, the source said. Some local websites reported that the lethal toxin ricin had been found in the envelope, and that it… Read More Tunisian president’s office receives letter containing suspicious powder

Tunisian President Kais Saied to launch national dialogue bordering on reforms

Tunisian President Kais Saied will launch in coming weeks a national dialogue that will include political parties and youth from all regions “to correct the revolution that has deviated from its goals a decade after its outbreak”, the presidency said on Wednesday. The presidency said the dialogue proposed by the powerful UGTT union seeks economic,… Read More Tunisian President Kais Saied to launch national dialogue bordering on reforms