Hichem Mechichi
Hichem Mechichi (Arabic: هشام المشيشي‎‎; born January 1974)[1][2] is the Prime Minister of Tunisia, since 2020. He held the post of Minister of the Interior in 2020 before being appointed head of government.
Hichem Mechichi
هشام المشيشي

Mechichi in 2020
Prime Minister of Tunisia
Assumed office
2 September 2020
PresidentKais Saied
Preceded byElyes Fakhfakh
Minister of Interior
In office
27 February 2020 – 2 September 2020
Prime MinisterElyes Fakhfakh
Preceded byHichem Fourati
Succeeded byTaoufik Charfeddine
Personal details
BornJanuary 1974 (age 47)
Bou Salem, Tunisia
Political partyIndependent
Alma materTunis El Manar University
École nationale d'administration
Hichem Mechichi holds a master's degree in law from the faculty of law and political science from Tunis El Manar University, and a master's degree in law, political science and public administration from École nationale d'administration.[3] He is also a former student of the long international cycle, of the Republic promotion (2005–2007) of the National School of Administration of France, the institution paying tribute to him via its website after his appointment as head of government.[4]
Hichem Mechichi as Minister of the Interior, visiting the National Guard Special Unit HQ during the COVID-19 pandemic in Tunisia.
He was a member of the National Commission of Investigation on Corruption and Embezzlement, founded in 2011 and chaired by Abdelfattah Amor.[5] In 2014, he was appointed Chief of Staff at the Ministry of Transport, then the same post successively at the ministries of Social Affairs and Public Health.[1]
He was then Director General of the National Agency for the Sanitary and Environmental Control of Products.[1]
Appointed by President Kaïs Saïed as his first adviser in charge of Legal Affairs, on February 11, 2020, he was appointed on the 27 of the same month as Minister of the Interior in the government of Elyes Fakhfakh.[1]
On July 25, 2020, in the midst of a political crisis, Saïed appointed him head of government, with the task of forming a government in one month and obtaining the confidence of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People.[6] Later on, he assumed office on 2 September 2020.[7]
  1. ^ a b c d "Biographie de Hichem Mechichi, ministre de l'Intérieur". businessnews.com.tn (in French). 19 February 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  2. ^ Ridha Kéfi (26 July 2020). "En chargeant Hichem Mechichi de former le gouvernement, Kaïs Saïed met les partis dos au mur". kapitalis.com (in French). Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Profil de Hichem Mechichi, ministre de l'Intérieur". kapitalis.com (in French). 20 February 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  4. ^ "L'École nationale d'administration française félicite Hichem Mechichi". tuniscope.com (in French). 29 July 2020. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Qui est Hichem Mechichi, ministre de l'Intérieur". webdo.tn. 20 February 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2020..
  6. ^ https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-tunisia-politics-pm-idUKKCN24Q0SI
  7. ^ "Tunisia's parliament votes on new prime minister amid crisis". San Francisco Chronicle. 1 September 2020.
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Preceded by
Elyes Fakhfakh
Prime Minister of Tunisia
Last edited on 31 January 2021, at 02:58
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