Najla Bouden Ramadhane creates history by becoming the first female Prime Minister of Tunisia. Coming with the background of university engineer with World Bank experience, she is the first woman to lead a government of the Middle East.
Ramadhane has been a professor of geosciences at the National Engineering School of the country and will resign from the position of the director-general in charge of quality at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, where she is overseeing World Bank programs.
Her appointment was announced after President Kais Saied dissolved the government on Thursday, amid several political tensions both internally and internationally. Likely, this move was protested against through mobs and rallies on the streets by the critics of Saied.
Commenting on the move, Saied said that her appointment was historic and that it is an absolute honor for the country. “It is a way of paying homage to the Tunisian women,” said Saied. He further added that he will be proposing a new cabinet for the new Prime Minister soon.