Chadlia Caid Essebsi

Wife of Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi

Chadlia Saïda Farhat Essebsi (August 1, 1936 – September 15, 2019) was the former First Lady of Tunisia from 2014 through 2019. She was the wife of President Beji Caid Essebsi.[1][2] She was Tunisia's fifth first lady, as well as the second following the Tunisian Revolution.[1]

Chadlia Caid Essebsi
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Chadlia Saïda Farhat during the 1950s
First Lady of Tunisia
In office
December 31, 2014 – July 25, 2019
PresidentBeji Caid Essebsi
Preceded byBéatrice Marzouki
Succeeded bySiren Ennaceur
Personal details
Chadlia Saïda Farhat

(1936-08-01)1 August 1936
Tunis, Tunisia
Died15 September 2019(2019-09-15) (aged 83)
Tunis, Tunisia
Beji Caid Essebsi
(m. 1958; died 2019)

She died in Tunis of a heart attack on 15 September 2019, aged 83, less than two months after her husband.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Les premières déclarations de la Première Dame de Tunisie, Chadlia Saïda Caïd Essebsi". 2015-01-08. Archived from the original on 2018-08-28. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  2. "Saïda Chelbia Farhat, la nouvelle première dame de Tunisie". Kapitalis. 2015-01-04. Archived from the original on 2015-01-15. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  3. Former Tunisian president's widow dies