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Mohamed Ghannouchi
محمد الغنوشي
President of Tunisia
In office
14 January 2011 – 15 January 2011
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
Succeeded by Fouad Mebazaa
Prime Minister of Tunisia
In office
17 November 1999 – 27 February 2011
President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
Fouad Mebazaa (Acting)
Preceded by Hamed Karoui
Succeeded by Béji Caïd Essebsi
Personal details
Born (1941-08-18) 18 August 1941 (age 81)
Sousse, French Tunisia
Political party Independent (2011–present)
Other political
Constitutional Democratic Rally (Before 2011)
Children 2
Alma mater Tunis University

Mohamed Ghannouchi (Arabic: محمد الغنوشي Muhammad Al-Ghannushi; born 18 August 1941) is a Tunisian politician who was Prime Minister of Tunisia from 1999 to 2011. Regarded as a technocrat, Ghannouchi was a long-standing figure in the Tunisian government under President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. He also served as the President of Tunisia from 14 January 2011 to 15 January 2011, holding the powers and duties of the office nominally for the absent President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who had fled the country due to the 2011 revolution. On 15 January 2011 the presidency was declared vacant by the Constitutional Court and Ben Ali's term was officially terminated, leading to Speaker of Parliament Fouad Mebazaa taking office as Acting President. Ghannouchi stayed on as Prime Minister for six more weeks after Ben Ali's overthrow before himself resigning.

Awards and honors

  • Knight of the Order of Independence (Tunisia)
  • Grand Cordon of the Order of the Republic of Tunisia
  • Grand Cordon of the National Order of Merit of Tunisia
  • Grand Cordon of the Order of 7 November
  • Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun (Japan)

Personal life

Ghannouchi is married and has two children.

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