Beji Caid el Sebsi
|Beji Caid el Sebsi|
|Prime Minister of Tunisia|
27 February 2011 – 24 December 2011
|President||Fouad Mebazaa (Acting)
|Preceded by||Mohamed Ghannouchi|
|Succeeded by||Hamadi Jebali|
|President of Chamber of Deputies|
14 March 1990 – 9 October 1991
|President||Zine El Abidine Ben Ali|
|Preceded by||Slaheddine Baly|
|Succeeded by||Habib Boularès|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
15 April 1981 – 15 September 1986
|Prime Minister||Mohammed Mzali
|Preceded by||Hassen Belkhodja|
|Succeeded by||Hédi Mabrouk|
26 November 1926 |
Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
|Political party||Call of Tunisia|
Constitutional Democratic Rally (Before 2011)
|Spouse(s)||Chadlia Saïda Farhat|
|Children||Amel Caïd Essebsi
Mohamed Hafedh Caïd Essebsi
Salwa Caïd Essebsi
Khélil Caïd Essebsi
Beji Caid el Sebsi (Arabic: الباجي قائد السبسي, al-Bājī Qāʾid as-Sabsī; born 29 November 1926) is a Tunisian lawyer and politician. From 27 February 2011 to 24 December 2011, he was the Prime Minister of Tunisia. He previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1981 to 1986.
Born in Sidi Bou Said to a family from the beylical agricultural makhzen, he is a great-grandson of Ismail Caid Essebsi, a mamluk of Tunisian corsairs in Sardinia at the beginning of the 19th century, raised with the beylical family and later an important member of the beylical administration.
He has two sons and two daughters.
He studied law in Paris and became a lawyer in 1952 at the Tunis bar, where he began his career with the defence of Neo Destour activists. After Tunisia's independence in 1956, he joined Prime Minister Habib Bourguiba as an adviser. From 1957 to 1971, he performed various functions such as director of the regional administration, general director of the Sûreté nationale, Interior Minister from 5 July 1965 to 8 September 1969, Minister-Delegate to the Prime Minister, Defence Minister from 7 November 1969 to 12 June 1970, and then Ambassador in Paris. From October 1971 to January 1972, he advocated greater democracy in Tunisia and resigned his function, then returned to Tunis. In April 1981, he came back to the government under Mohamed Mzali as Minister of Foreign Affairs, serving until September 1986.
Events since 2011
On 27 February 2011, he became Prime Minister after Mohamed Ghannouchi resigned amid pressure from the Tunisian Revolution. He left office on 24 December 2011 when Interim President Moncef Marzouki, elected by the Constituent Assembly, appointed Hamadi Jebali of the Islamist Ennahda Movement, which had won elections held in October.
- Tunisian PM Mohammed Ghannouchi resigns over protests, BBC News, 27 February 2011
- Tarek Amara, Tunisian prime minister resigns amid protests, Reuters, 27 February 2011
- Mohamed El Aziz Ben Achour, Catégories de la société tunisoise dans la deuxième moitié du XIXe siècle, éd. Institut national d'archéologie et d'art, Tunis, 1989 (French)
- Ridha Khefi, "Béji Caïd Essebsi", Jeune Afrique, 13 March 2005 (French)
- Mzioudet, Houda (14 December 2011), Ennahda’s Jebali Appointed as Tunisian Prime Minister, Tunisia, retrieved 21 December 2011
|Minister of Foreign Affairs
|President of the Chamber of Deputies
|Prime Minister of Tunisia