Abdellatif Abid

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Abdellatif Abid (born 1947) is a Tunisian politician. He serves as the Minister of Education under Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali.[1][2]


Early life[edit]

Abdellatif Abid was born on 1 October 1947 in Korba, Tunisia.[2] He is a founding member of Ettakatol's political bureau.[2] He did research about Tunisian author Bachir Khraye's novel, Deglah Fi Arajinha.[2] He later received a PhD in Linguistics.[2]


He taught in Grombalia, Jendouba, and Montfleury in Tunis.[2] Since 1978, he taught Arabic Linguistics at the University of Carthage.[2] He has been President of the Federation of Arab Translators.[2] He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Arab Organization for Translation in Beirut, Lebanon, and the Union of the Arabic Language.[2] He has also worked on how to spread Arabic culture abroad at the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).[2]


He joined the Movement of Socialist Democrats under Ahmed Mestiri's leadership.[2] He later became involved with Mustapha Ben Jafar's Democratic Forum for Labour and Liberties.[2] On 20 December 2011, after former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was deposed, he joined the Jebali Cabinet as Minister of Education.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He is married and has no children.[2]



  1. ^ CIA World Leaders
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Wiem Melki, Abdellatif Abid, Tunisia Live, 22 December 2011