Hamed Karoui

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Hamed Karoui
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16th Prime Minister of Tunisia
In office
27 September 1989 – 17 November 1999
PresidentZine El Abidine Ben Ali
Preceded byHédi Baccouche
Succeeded byMohamed Ghannouchi
Minister of justice
In office
24 July 1988 – 28 September 1989
Prime MinisterHédi Baccouche
Preceded byMohamed Salah Ayari
Succeeded byMustapha Bouaziz
Personal details
Born (1927-12-30) 30 December 1927 (age 91)
Sousse, Tunisia
Political partyDemocratic Constitutional Rally
Alma materUniversity of Paris

Hamed Karoui (born 30 December 1927) was Prime Minister of Tunisia from 27 September 1989 to 17 November 1999. From 1986 to 1987 he was Minister of Youth and Sports and from 1988 to 1989 he was Minister of Justice. Born in Sousse, he was a member of the Constitutional Democratic Rally party.[1]


Hamed Karoui in 1970

He continued his primary and secondary studies in Sousse. At the age of 15, he joined Neo-Destour and campaigned in the ranks of the General Union of Tunisian Students (UGET) and the organization of Tunisian Scouts where, at the age of 17, he obtains the rank of district chief. He is also responsible for publishing the underground newspaper Al Kifah for the center of the country.

After graduating in June 1946, he began his graduate studies at the Faculty of Medicine in Paris where he obtained a doctorate and a specialty certificate in pneumo-phtisiology. During his studies, he was elected successively president of the Destourienne cell of Paris, president of the federation Destourienne of France and secretary general of the UGET. He also represents the student movement at two international congresses held in Prague and Colombo.

Back in Tunisia in 1957, he was assigned to the regional hospital of Sousse to exercise the function of specialist physician in pneumology and head of department. He also presided over the sports clubs of the Stade Soussien in 1962-1963 and then the Étoile sportive du Sahel from 1963 to 1981.


  1. ^ Tunisia World Statesmen