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President of the Republic of Tunisia
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Standard of the President of Tunisia
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Incumbent
Kaïs Saïed

since 23 October 2019
Style Son Excellence
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.

Tunisia is a semi-presidential republic, whereby the president is the head of state and the prime minister (named Head of Government of Tunisia) is head of government.

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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