First Lady of Tunisia

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First Lady of Tunisia
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Incumbent
Chadlia Saïda Farhat

since December 31, 2014
Inaugural holder Moufida Bourguiba
Formation July 25, 1957

The First Lady of Tunisia usually refers to the wife of the President of Tunisia. It is not a public office nor an official title.

First Ladies of Tunisia[edit]

Name Term Begins Term Ends President of Tunisia
Moufida Bourguiba 25 July 1957 21 July 1961 (Divorced)[1] Habib Bourguiba
Office Vacant 21 July 1961 12 April 1962 Habib Bourguiba
Wassila Bourguiba[1] 12 April 1962 (Married)[1] 7 November 1987 Habib Bourguiba
Naïma Ben Ali 7 November 1987 1988 (Divorced) Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
Office Vacant 1988 26 March 1992 Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
Leïla Ben Ali 26 March 1992 (Married)[2] 14 January 2011[3] Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
? 14 January 2011 15 January 2011 Mohamed Ghannouchi (Acting)
Lilia Mebazaa[4] 15 January 2011 13 December 2011 Fouad Mebazaa
Béatrice Marzouki 13 December 2011 31 December 2014 Moncef Marzouki
Chadlia Saïda Farhat 31 December 2014 Incumbent Beji Caid Essebsi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Borsten, Joan (1985-06-16). "Arab World`s Most Powerful Woman". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  2. ^ Gauthier-Villars, David (2010-06-20). "How 'The Family' Controlled Tunisia". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  3. ^ "Tunisia's ex-first lady to tell her "truth" in memoir". Reuters. 2012-04-04. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  4. ^ Tuquoi, Jean-Pierre (2011-01-17). "Le nouveau président, un apparatchik du régime déchu". Le Monde. Retrieved 2014-11-29.