Breaking : Tunisia Appoints First Female Prime Minister

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Tunisia Appoints First Woman Prime Minister

Tunisia has named the country’s first female prime minister.

 

Tunisia’s has appointed as prime minister, making her the country’s first female prime minister.

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This online news platform understands that her appointment was announced in a statement issued by the presidency on Wednesday, in which the president tasked Ms Romdhane with forming a government as soon as possible.

 

The new government’s mandate is to “put an end to the corruption and anarchy that have infiltrated numerous state institutions.”

 

Ms Romdhane is a professor of engineering at a university and the World Bank’s coordinator of programmes in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

 

Mr Saied made the appointment two months after deposing former Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspending parliament.

 

Mr Saied removed the salaries and protections of Tunisia’s legislators last week through a presidential order, allowing him to rule the country by decree. He also suspended portions of the constitution, which sparked Sunday protests.

 

Around 4000 protesters gathered on Tunis’s Habib Bourguiba avenue on Sunday, despite police officers dressed in riot gear blocking the street early.

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