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Prime Minister of Tunisia

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This page lists the holders of the office of Prime Minister of Tunisia (French: chef du gouvernement tunisien). The office was created in May 1922. Mustapha Dinguizli was Tunisia's first Prime Minister.

Prime Minister of the Republic of Tunisia
رئيس حكومة الجمهورية التونسية
Coat of arms of Tunisia.svg
Coat of Arms of Tunisia
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Incumbent
Youssef Chahed

since 27 August 2016
ResidenceDar El Bey, Tunis, Tunisia
AppointerPresident of Tunisia
Term lengthNo term limited
Inaugural holderMustapha Dinguizli
FormationMay 1922
Websitewww.pm.gov.tn

OathEdit

The Head of the Government swears to the following oath in the presence of the President:

I swear by Almighty God to work faithfully for the good of Tunisia, to respect its Constitution and laws, scrupulously to their interests and serve loyally.

DutiesEdit

  • Creating, amending and dissolving ministries (Except ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs which require the president's approval).
  • Creating, amending and dissolving public institutions, public entities and administrative departments.
  • Issuing governmental decrees after consulting the Council of Ministers.
  • Shall endorse and sign, where appropriate, regulatory orders issued by ministers.
  • Request the parliament to give vote of confidence to their government.
  • With the president, they both represent Tunisia abroad.

ListEdit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Party Head of State
(Reign / Term)
Grand Viziers of the Beylik of Tunis
1   Yusuf Sahib al-Tabi
يوسف صاحب الطابع
(c. 1765–1815)
1800 23 January 1815 Independent
2   Mohamed Arbi Zarrouk Khaznadar
محمد العربي زروق خزندار
(1760–1822)
1815 1822 Independent
3   Husain Khoja
حسين خوجة
(?–1857)
1822 1829 Independent
4   Rashid al-Shakir Sahib al-Taba'a
شاكير صاحب الطابع
(c. 1790–1837)
1829 1837 Independent
5   Mustapha Khaznadar
مصطفى خزندار
(1817–1878)
1837 22 October 1873 Independent
6   Hayreddin Pasha
خير الدين باشا التونسي
(1822–1890)
22 October 1873 21 July 1877 Independent
7   Mohammed Khaznadar
محمد خزندار
(c. 1810–1889)
21 July 1877 24 August 1878 Independent
8   Mustapha Ben Ismail
أبو النخبة مصطفى بن اسماعيل
(c. 1850–1887)
24 August 1878 12 September 1881 Independent
(7)   Mohammed Khaznadar
محمد خزندار
(c. 1810–1889)
12 September 1881 October 1882 Independent
9   Aziz Bouattour
محمد العزيز بوعتور
(1825–1907)
October 1882 4 February 1907 Independent
10   M'hamed Djellouli
امحمّد جلولي
(1834–1908)
18 February 1907 June 1908[1] Independent
11   Youssef Djait
يوسف جعيط
(1830–1915)
June 1908 June 1915 Independent
12   Taïeb Djellouli
الطيب جلولي
(1857–1944)
October 1915 May 1922 Independent
Prime Ministers of the Beylik of Tunis
1   Mustapha Dinguizli
مصطفى الدنقزلي
(1865–1926)
May 1922 20 October 1926[1] Independent
2   Khelil Bouhageb
خليل بوحاجب
(1863–1942)
3 November 1926 2 March 1932 Independent
3   Hédi Lakhoua
الهادي الأخوة
(1872–1949)
2 March 1932 31 December 1942 Independent
4   Mohamed Chenik
محمد شنيق
(1889–1976)
1 1 January 1943 15 May 1943 Independent
5   Slaheddine Baccouche
صلاح الدين البكوش
(1883–1959)
1 15 May 1943 21 July 1947 Independent Muhammad VIII al-Amin
محمد الثامن الأمين
 

(1943–1956)

6   Mustapha Kaak
مصطفى الكعاك
(1893–1984)
21 July 1947 17 August 1950 Independent
(4)   Mohamed Chenik
محمد شنيق
(1889–1976)
2 17 August 1950 26 March 1952 Independent
(5)   Slaheddine Baccouche
صلاح الدين البكوش
(1883–1959)
2 12 April 1952 2 March 1954 Independent
7   Mohamed Salah Mzali
محمد الصالح مزالي
(1896–1984)
2 March 1954 6 July 1954 Independent
  Georges Dupoizat
(1909–1975)
Acting Prime Minister
6 July 1954 7 August 1954 Independent
8   Tahar Ben Ammar
الطاهر بن عمار
(1889–1985)
7 August 1954 20 March 1956 Destour
Prime Ministers of the Kingdom of Tunisia
(8)   Tahar Ben Ammar
الطاهر بن عمار
(1889–1985)
20 March 1956 11 April 1956 Destour Muhammad VIII al-Amin
محمد الثامن الأمين
 

(1956–1957)

9   Habib Bourguiba
حبيب بورقيبة
(1903–2000)
11 April 1956 25 July 1957[2] Neo Destour
Prime Ministers of the Republic of Tunisia
Post abolished (25 July 1957 – 7 November 1969)[3] Habib Bourguiba
حبيب بورقيبة
 

(1957–1987)

10   Bahi Ladgham
الباهي الأدغم
(1913–1998)
7 November 1969 2 November 1970 Socialist Destourian Party
11   Hedi Amara Nouira
الهادي نويرة
(1911–1993)
2 November 1970 23 April 1980 Socialist Destourian Party
12   Mohammed Mzali
محمد مزالي
(1925–2010)
23 April 1980 8 July 1986 Socialist Destourian Party
13   Rachid Sfar
رشيد صفر
(1933–)
8 July 1986 2 October 1987 Socialist Destourian Party
14   Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
زين العابدين بن علي
(1936–2019)
2 October 1987 7 November 1987[4] Socialist Destourian Party
15   Hédi Baccouche
الهادي البكوش
(1930–)
7 November 1987 27 September 1989 Socialist Destourian Party
(until 1988)
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
زين العابدين بن علي
 

(1987–2011)

(15) Democratic Constitutional Rally
16   Hamed Karoui
حامد القروي
(1927–)
27 September 1989 17 November 1999 Democratic Constitutional Rally
17   Mohamed Ghannouchi
محمد الغنوشي
(1941–)
1 17 November 1999 27 February 2011[5] Democratic Constitutional Rally
(until 15 January 2011[6])
(17) 2 Independent Fouad Mebazaa
فؤاد المبزع
 

(2011)

18   Beji Caid Essebsi
الباجي قائد السبسي
(1926–2019)
27 February 2011 24 December 2011 Independent
Heads of Government of the Republic of Tunisia
19   Hamadi Jebali
حمادي الجبالي
(1949–)
24 December 2011 14 March 2013 Ennahda Movement Moncef Marzouki
المنصف المرزوقي
 

(2011–2014)

20   Ali Laarayedh
علي العريّض
(1955–)
14 March 2013 29 January 2014[7] Ennahda Movement
21   Mehdi Jomaa
مهدي جمعة
(1962–)
29 January 2014[7] 6 February 2015 Independent
22   Habib Essid
حبيب الصيد
(1949–)
6 February 2015 27 August 2016 Independent Beji Caid Essebsi
الباجي قائد السبسي
 

(2014–2019)

23   Youssef Chahed
يوسف الشاهد
(1975–)
27 August 2016 Incumbent Nidaa Tounes
(2016-18)
Long Live Tunisia
(Since 2019)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Died in office.
  2. Deposed Muhammad VIII al-Amin and became President.
  3. During this interval the Secretary of the Presidency, Bahi Ladgham, acted as the de facto Prime Minister.
  4. Deposed Bourguiba in a coup d'état and became President.
  5. Resigned during the Revolution.
  6. "Tunisia: New government leaders quit ruling party". BBC News. 15 January 2011.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Tunisia's new government of independents sworn in". Daily News Egypt. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014.