Tunisia Gets Youngest Prime Minister

IAS Prelims 2023

Tunisia’s new prime minister Youssef Chahed and members of his cabinet were sworn in after approval from parliament.

Mr Chahed, at 40, is the country’s youngest prime minister since independence from France in 1956.

He is also the seventh premier in less than six years since the 2011 uprising that toppled Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Mr Chahed was appointed by President Beji Caid Sebsi after MPs passed a vote of no confidence in Mr Essid’s government after just 18 months in office.

The new prime minister is a member of the president’s Nidaa Tounes party and a liberal who was local affairs minister before his nomination.