Rached Ghannouchi

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Rached Ghannouchi
راشد الغنوشي
Speaker of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People
Assumed office
13 November 2019
PresidentKais Saied
Prime MinisterYoussef Chahed
Elyes Fakhfakh
Hichem Mechichi
Preceded byAbdelfattah Mourou (interim)
President of Ennahda Movement
Assumed office
November 1991
Preceded byWalid Bennani
Personal details
Rashad Khriji

(1941-06-22) 22 June 1941 (age 82)
El Hamma, Tunisia
Political partyEnnahda Movement
FatherSheikh Muhammad
Alma materCairo University
Damascus University

Rached Ghannouchi (Arabic: راشد الغنوشي Rāshid al-Ghannūshī; born 22 June 1941), also spelled Rachid al-Ghannouchi or Rached el-Ghannouchi, is a Tunisian politician. He is the co-founder of the Ennahdha Party.[1]

Ghannouchi was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012.[2]

On 13 November 2019, Ghannouchi was elected Speaker of the House.[3] Ghannouchi narrowly survived a vote of no confidence after 97 MPs voted against him on 30 July 2020.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Feldman, Noah (2011-10-30). "Islamists' Victory in Tunisia a Win for Democracy: Noah Feldman". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  2. "TIME 100: The List". Time. 18 April 2012. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  3. "Tunisia parliament elects Ennahdha's Rachid Ghannouchi as speaker". www.aljazeera.com.
  4. "Tunisia's parliament speaker narrowly survives confidence vote". www.aljazeera.com.