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Tunisia prime minister to run for president following Essebsi’s death

1 August 2019, 5:59 AM

Tunisia’s liberal prime minister, Youssef Chahed, will run for president in an early election expected on Sept. 15, his Tahaya Tounes party said on Wednesday, making him one of the likely frontrunners to succeed Beji Caid Essebsi, who died last week.

Beji Caid Essebsi

Tunisia’s president hospitalised

28 June 2019, 6:04 AM

Tunisia’s 92-year-old president, Beji Caid Essebsi, a major player in the country’s transition to democracy since 2011, was taken to a military hospital on Thursday after suffering a “severe health crisis”, the presidency said.

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed waves during a meeting of the 'Long Live Tunisia' party in Tunis, Tunisia.

Tunisia’s PM elected as leader of new secular party

2 June 2019, 8:32 AM

Tunisia’s secular Tahya Tounes party, founded this year, elected Prime Minister Youssef Chahed as its President on Sunday, confirming expectations of his leadership months before parliamentary and presidential elections.

Tunisian protesters

Tunisian Union calls for national strike

24 November 2018, 2:48 PM

Tunisia’s powerful labour union, UGTT, called another national strike for January to press its demand for higher wages after the government said on Saturday it would seek a realistic pay deal.



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