Tunisia’s president appoints woman as prime minister in first for Arab world
Two months after he dismantled the previous government and seized executive powers, Tunisian President Kais Saied has appointed Najla Bouden Romdhan as the first female prime minister in the history of Tunisia and the Arab world. This marks the first occasion in which a woman has led a government, stated Saied. Romdhan served in the ministry of higher education in 2011 and is set to take office in a moment of crisis for the country. A major threat looms over public finances and democratic gains developed in the 2011 revolution are in doubt across the country.