Mohammed Mzali

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Mohamed Mzali
محمد مزالي
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Prime Minister of Tunisia
In office
23 April 1980 – 8 July 1986
Preceded by Hédi Nouira
Succeeded by Rachid Sfar
Personal details
Born (1925-12-23)23 December 1925
Monastir, Tunisia
Died 23 June 2010(2010-06-23) (aged 84)
Paris, France
Political party Socialist Destourian Party

Mohammed Mzali (Arabic: محمد مزالي‎, 23 December 1925 – 23 June 2010) was a Tunisian politician.

Early life[edit]

Mzali was born in Monastir, Tunisia in 1925. His descends from a family whose ancestor came from the Ait Mzal tribe, a Masmouda clan from the Sous who established the Hafsid dynasty in Tunisia in the 13th-century. His ancestors settled in Tunisia after coming back from the Haj in the late 17th-century.[1]

Political career[edit]

He served as Prime Minister from his appointment by President Habib Bourguiba until his dismissal in 1986 amid government-mandated price increases and subsequent rioting.

Mzali fled to France and was replaced by Rachid Sfar. Mzali wrote many books, one of them untitled "Un Premier ministre de Bourguiba témoigne". He served as a member of the International Olympic Committee from 1965 until his death.

Mzali died on 23 June 2010 in Paris, France.[2]


  1. ^ Mohamed Mzali, Un Premier ministre de Bourguiba témoigne, éd. Jean Picollec, Paris, 2004, p. 86
  2. ^ Former Tunisian Premier Mohamed Mzali, International Olympic Committe member, dies at 85 Fox News, 24 June 2010.

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Preceded by
Hedi Amara Nouira
Prime Minister of Tunisia
Succeeded by
Rachid Sfar