Youssef Chahed

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Youssef Chahed
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Head of Government of Tunisia
Assumed office
27 August 2016
President Beji Caid Essebsi
Preceded by Habib Essid
Personal details
Born (1975-09-18) September 18, 1975 (age 41)
Tunis, Tunisia
Nationality Tunisian
Political party Nidaa Tounes
Alma mater Tunis University

Youssef Chahed (Arabic: يوسف الشاهد) (born on 18 September 1975) is a Tunisian politician and the 15th Head of Government of Tunisia.

On 6 August 2016, and after former PM Habib Essid overwhelmingly lost a confidence vote in parliament, Chahed was nominated by the Nidaa Tounes Party. On 26 August 2016, his Government was approved by the Tunisian Assembly of People's Representatives with 167 votes in favour, among 194 casted votes and was therefore appointed by the President of Tunisia Beji Caid Essebsi[1][2]

Chahed is an agricultural engineer, researcher and university professor. He graduated from the Institut National Agronomic Tunisia in 1998, before following his studies in the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon in France where he obtained in 1999 his DEA in Economics from the Environment and Natural Resources. Successively until 2009 he taught agricultural economics at the Higher Institute of Agriculture in France and in other countries as a visiting professor.[3]

Early life and education

Born in Tunis in 1975, Youssef Chahed studied to become an agricultural engineer at the National Agricultural Institute of Tunisia, where he graduated, valedictorian, in 1998.[4][5]

He then joined the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon in France. He graduated in 1999, obtaining a postgraduate diploma (DEA) in environmental economics and resource and in 2003 a PhD in Agricultural Economics under the direction of Jean-Christophe Bureau. The title of his DEA was "Measuring the impact on the welfare of tariff cuts on agricultural products: an application of the Trade Restrictiveness Index (TRI) to the economy of the European Union"[6] and his doctoral thesis was on "measuring the impact of agricultural trade liberalization on trade and welfare".[7]

He speaks Arabic, French, English and Italian fluently.[8]


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  5. ^ "Qui est Youssef Chahed, nouveau Secrétaire d'Etat à la Pêche". 
  6. ^ Group, PMB. "Infodoc : Réseau des bibliothèques et centres de documentation d'AgroParisTech". 
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  8. ^ Der Mann für den Ruck in Tunesien, Die Zeit , 29 August 2016
Political offices
Preceded by
Habib Essid
Head of Government of Tunisia
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