Najla Bouden Romdhane
Prime Minister
Najla Bouden Romdhane
Prime Minister

Romdhane was appointed Prime Minister of Tunisia by President Kais Saied in September of 2021, making her the first female prime minister in the Arab world. Romdhane is a geophysics university professor with little experience in governance, but she has been given the task of forming a government that will lead the nation out of a spiraling political and economic crisis. She has previously implemented some World Bank projects at the Ministry of education but is a surprise choice by President Saied, who has been under pressure to appoint someone after having dismissed the previous prime minister, suspended parliament and assumed executive authority in July.

Source of Influence: Political

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