Hichem Mechichi becomes new Prime Minister of Tunisia

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

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