Tunisian president appoints ex-PM as political adviser

Habib Essid served as prime minister in 2015/16 before being replaced by Yusuf al-Shahid 

Tunisian president appoints ex-PM as political adviser

World Bulletin / News Desk

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Monday appointed Habib Essid, a former prime minister, as his special political adviser.

The appointment was announced in an official statement released by Essebsi’s office following a meeting between the president and Essid at the government palace in Carthage.

“President Essebsi has decided to appoint Essid as his special adviser for political affairs,” the statement read with elaborating.

Essid served as Tunisia’s prime minister from February 2015 to August 2016 before being sacked by Essebsi, who replaced him with Yusuf al-Shahid, the current premier.

Essid has held a number of other government posts, including interior minister under Essebsi (2011) and national security adviser under then-prime minster Hamadi Jebali (2011-2013).

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Ağustos 2018, 16:59