|President of the Republic of Tunisia
رئيس الجمهورية التونسية
Président de la République tunisienne
|Residence||Palace of the Republic, Carthage|
|Term length||Five years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||Habib Bourguiba|
|Formation||25 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.
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.
List of presidents[change | change source]
August 3, 1903 – April 6, 2000
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
September 3, 1936 – September 19, 2019
July 7, 1945
Beji Caid Essebsi
November 29, 1926 – July 25, 2019
February 22, 1958
References[change | change source]
- "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.
- Tunisia referendum: Voters give president near unchecked power