President of Tunisia, Kais Saied -
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Tunisian president Kais Saied has appointed the first woman as head of government.
The President has met Najla Bouden Romdhane this Wednesday and tasked her with forming a new government.
"I have decided to task you to form a new government and this is the first time in the history of Tunis that we have a woman as head of government" said Kais Saied.
Last month Tunisians were out in force to demonstrate against the power grab by the president.
The country faces a looming crisis in public finances after years of economic stagnation and political infighting.
The new head of government is a geological engineer with World Bank experience.
Previously she was in charge of implementing World Bank projects at the ministry of education.