President of Tunisia facts for kids
|President of the Republic of Tunisia|
Standard of the President of Tunisia
|Residence||Palace of the Republic, Carthage|
|Term length||Five years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||Habib Bourguiba|
|Formation||25 July 1957|
The President of Tunisia, formally known as the President of the Republic of Tunisia (Arabic: رئيس الجمهورية التونسية, French: Président de la République tunisienne) is the head of state of Tunisia.The position was created in 1957 when Habib Bourguiba,who had been prime minister,overthrew the King.Thirty years later Bourguiba was overthrown by his own prime minister.Today the president is freely elected.
Under Article 77 of the Constitution of Tunisia, the president is also the commander-in-chief of the Tunisian Armed Forces.
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