Hichem Mechichi becomes new Prime Minister of Tunisia

Tunisia’s interior minister, Hichem Mechichi has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of the country. He succeeded Elyes Fakhfakh, who resigned over allegations of a conflict of interest. He has a month to form a government.

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As well as being the interior minister in the outgoing government, Mechichi has been a counsellor to President Saied, handling legal matters. He has previously been chief of staff at the Ministry of Transport and also served in the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • President of Tunisia: Kais Saied; Capital of Tunisia: Tunis.
  • The currency of Tunisia: Tunisian Dinar.

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