Tunisia: President sacks professional training & employment minister

Tunisia: President sacks professional training & employment minister

Tunisia’s President Kais Saied fired Wednesday Minister of Professional Training and Employment Nasreddine Nsibi, as he continues to shake up his cabinet in a slow motion in the wake of an electoral setback. The office of the President announced in a statement Nsibi’s removal without providing further information whether the magistrate has been replaced.

The now former Minister was appointed to the position in October 2021. He is the second cabinet Minister to be replaced in this month. The Tunisian leader early this month fired his Foreign Minister Othmane Jerandi and replaced him by the country’s former ambassador to Belgium, Nabil Ammar.

End of last month, President Saied removed minister of Education Fathi Selaouti and minister of agriculture Mohamed Ilyes. Both were respectively replaced by Ali Boughdiri and Abdelmonam Belati.

The various changes occurred a day after the country held the second round of the legislative elections. The process was boycotted by voters with turnout put at 11.4 per cent by the independent electoral body, ISIE.

The first round held in December also recorded the lowest ever turnout registered in the history of the country, 11 per cent.

Nabil Ammar was expected to be appointed the country’s future ambassador to France, according to Webdo Tunis.

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