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Najla Bouden named as Tunisia’s first woman PM

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 30, Sep 2021
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  • Tunisia’s President on Wednesday named geologist Najla Bouden as the country’s first ever woman Prime Ministerdesignate, to form a government with limited executive clout.
  • President Kais Saied, on July 25, sacked the government of Hichem Mechichi, suspended Parliament, lifted MPs’ immunity and took over the judiciary.
  • Najla Bouden is a geology professor at the National School of Engineers in the capital Tunis.
  • Earlier she was assigned by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to implement programmes with the World Bank.

About Tunisia

  • Tunisia, officially the Tunisian Republic, is the northernmost country in Africa.
  • It is a part of the Maghreb region of North Africa
  • It is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east
  • Capital: Tunis
  • Currency: Tunisian dinar