President of Tunisia

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President of the Republic of Tunisia
رئيس الجمهورية التونسية
Président de la République tunisienne
Standard of the President of Tunisia
Kaïs Saïed

since 23 October 2019
StyleSon Excellence
ResidencePalace of the Republic, Carthage
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Inaugural holderHabib Bourguiba
Formation25 July 1957

The President of Tunisia, formally known as the President of the Republic of Tunisia (Arabic: رئيس الجمهورية التونسية, French: Président de la République tunisienne) is the head of state of Tunisia.The position was created in 1957 when Habib Bourguiba,who had been prime minister,overthrew the King.Thirty years later Bourguiba was overthrown by his own prime minister.Today the president is freely elected.

Tunisia is a semi-presidential republic, whereby the president is the head of state and the prime minister (named Head of Government of Tunisia) is head of government.

Under Article 77 of the Constitution of Tunisia, the president is also the commander-in-chief of the Tunisian Armed Forces.[1]

In July 2022, in a referendum, voters approved a new constitution which would expand the powers given to the president, changing the republic from a semi-presidential system to a presidential system.[2]

List of presidents[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Title four, chapter one". THE CONSTITUTION OF THE TUNISIAN REPUBLIC (Unofficial English translation) (PDF). UNDP and International IDEA. 26 January 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  2. Tunisia referendum: Voters give president near unchecked power