: يوسف الشاهد
; born 18 September 1975) is a Tunisian
politician who served as the 14th Prime Minister of Tunisia
from 27 August 2016 to 27 February 2020. Previously he was Secretary of State for Fishing from 2015 to 2016 and Minister of Local Affairs in 2016. He was a member of the Nidaa Tounes
party until he formed Tahya Tounes
By profession, he is an agricultural engineer, researcher and university professor.
He was elected president of the newly founded Tahya Tounes
party on 2 June 2019.
Education and career
Until 2009 he taught agricultural economics at the Higher Institute of Agriculture in France and in other countries as a visiting professor.
He speaks Arabic
In 2018 protests erupted as a reaction to the newly passed Finance Act which took effect on 1 January, that raised taxes on gasoline
, phone cards
, housing, internet usage, hotel rooms and foods such as fruits and vegetables.
Customs taxes on cosmetics and some agricultural products were also raised.
The Popular Front
, an alliance of leftist
opposition parties, called for continued protests against the government's "unjust" austerity measures while Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed denounced the violence and appealed for calm, claiming that he and his government believes that 2018 "would be the last difficult year for the Tunisians".
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