Tunisia: the president appoints a woman premier – World

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Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed has instructed Néjla Bouden to form the government. This was announced in a brief press release from the Presidency specifying that this decision was adopted pursuant to article 16 of presidential decree 117 relating to exceptional measures. It is the first time in the Arab world that a woman has been appointed premier, local media report.
The presidency did not disclose Bouden’s biography. who, however, is a professor of Geology at the ENIT National School of Engineers of Tunis and held the position of Director General and Head of the Management Unit of the Modernization Project of Higher Education in support of employment, PromESSE, before hold the position of Policy Officer in the Cabinet of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Chiheb Bouden, in 2015.

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