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Tunisia's Saied appoints female prime minister amid coup claims

Two months after sacking his former prime minister, Tunisian President Kais Saied has named Najla Bouden Romdhan as the country's next premier.
Tunisian President Kais Saied meets with newly appointed Prime Minister Najla Bouden Romdhan in Tunis on Sept. 29.

Tunisian President Kais Saied has appointed relative political newcomer Najla Bouden Romdhan as the country’s first female prime minister, two months after he dismissed the government in what his critics said was a coup

"This is the first time in the history of Tunisia that a woman has led a government," Saied said in a video message Wednesday. "It is an honor to Tunisia and Tunisian women."

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