Zied Ladhari, former Minister of Development, Investment and International [email protected]

The Tunisian Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation resigned on Thursday 7th November 2019. Zied Ladhari is leaving the government to sit in the Assembly of People’s Representatives (APR).

The Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation has resigned from the government of Prime Minister Youssouf Chahed. In a statement, the now former minister justified his departure by his election to the Assembly of People’s Representatives (ARP) for the Sousse constituency and in accordance with the provisions of Article 90 of the Constitution which prohibits the accumulation of the position in the government and as a Member of Parliament.

A politician known for his professionalism and experience, Zied Ladhari previously held the positions of Minister of Professional Training and Employment, Minister of Industry and Trade before taking up the portfolio of Development, Investment and International Cooperation in September 2017. His resignation comes in the same week as that of the director of the presidential cabinet. Tunisia has seen a political changeover with the election of Kais Saied, who became the country’s second democratically elected president.

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