Tunisia's president appoints first woman as head of government

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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.

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