|Prime Minister of Tunisia|
27 August 2016
|President||Beji Caid Essebsi|
|Preceded by||Habib Essid|
|tunisian prime minister|
|Born|| 18 September 1975
|Political party||Nidaa Tounes|
|Alma mater||Tunis University
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Youssef Chahed (Arabic: يوسف الشاهد) is a Tunisian politician who has been Head of Government of Tunisia since 2016. Previously he was Secretary of State for Fishing from 2015 to 2016 and Minister of Local Affairs in 2016. He is a member of the Nidaa Tounes party. By profession he is an agricultural engineer, researcher and university professor.
Education and career
Born in Tunis in 1975, Youssef Chahed studied to become an agricultural engineer at the National Agricultural Institute of Tunisia, where he graduated as valedictorian in 1998.
He then joined the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon in France. He graduated in 1999, obtaining a postgraduate diploma (DEA) in environmental economics and resource and in 2003 a PhD in Agricultural Economics under the direction of Jean-Christophe Bureau. The title of his DEA was “Measuring the impact on the welfare of tariff cuts on agricultural products: an application of the Trade Restrictiveness Index (TRI) to the economy of the European Union” and his doctoral thesis was on “measuring the impact of agricultural trade liberalization on trade and welfare”.
Until 2009 he taught agricultural economics at the Higher Institute of Agriculture in France and in other countries as a visiting professor. He speaks Arabic, French, English and Italian fluently.
On 6 August 2016, after Prime Minister Habib Essid overwhelmingly lost a confidence vote in parliament, Chahed was nominated by the Nidaa Tounes party to succeed Essid as Prime Minister. On 26 August 2016, his Government was approved by the Assembly of People’s Representatives with 167 votes in favour out of 194 votes cast and was therefore appointed by the President of Tunisia, Beji Caid Essebsi.
IMF Conference – Opportunity for All: Promoting Growth, Jobs, and Inclusiveness in the Arab World
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund meets with Youssef Chahed Prime Minister of Tunisia, during the IMF conference Opportunity for All: Promoting Growth, Jobs, and Inclusiveness in the Arab World was held on Monday, January 29, 2018 in Marrakesh, Morocco.
A Video About Youssef Chahed
Tunisian Premier has called for urgent reforms in the social and economic sectors. He said the state could be unable to pay pensions in the coming months. Youssef Chahed also called for decreasing the public sector wage bill which is among the highest in the world.