Mohamed Ghannouchi

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Mohamed Ghannouchi
محمد الغنوشي
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President of Tunisia
Acting
In office
14 January 2011 – 15 January 2011
Preceded byZine El Abidine Ben Ali
Succeeded byFouad Mebazaa
Prime Minister of Tunisia
In office
17 November 1999 – 27 February 2011
PresidentZine El Abidine Ben Ali
Fouad Mebazaa (Acting)
Preceded byHamed Karoui
Succeeded byBeji Caid Essebsi
Personal details
Born (1941-08-18) 18 August 1941 (age 78)
Sousse, French Protectorate of Tunisia
(now Tunisian Republic)
Political partyIndependent (2011–present)[1]
Other political
affiliations
Constitutional Democratic Rally (Before 2011)
Children2
Alma materTunis University

Mohamed Ghannouchi (Arabic: محمد الغنوشيMuhammad Al-Ghannushi; born 18 August 1941) is a Tunisian politician. He was Prime Minister of Tunisia from 1999 to 2011. Ghannouchi was an important political figure in the Tunisian government under President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Ghannouchi resigned as Prime Minister on 27 February 2011 after multiple protests during the Tunisian Revolution called for him and President Ben Ali to resign.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "New government leaders quit ruling party". BBC. 18 January 2011.
  2. "Tunisian interim PM Ghannouchi resigns over protests". BBC News. 27 February 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  3. Tarek Amara (27 February 2011). "Tunisia prime minister resigns after protests". Reuters. Retrieved 22 December 2018.