Tunisian President Kais Saied appointed Ahmed Hachani as new prime minister, replacing Najla Bouden, who ended her dutie. The appointment of Hachani, who served as human resources director at Tunisia's central bank, comes amid a deepening economic and social crisis in the country.
Tunisia was part of the Ottoman Empire in ancient times, later on ruled by the French.
Jasmine Revolution, popular uprising in Tunisia that protested against corruption, poverty, and political repression and forced President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali to step down in January 2011.
The success of the uprising, which came to be known in the media as the “Jasmine Revolution,” inspired a wave of similar protests throughout the Middle East and North Africa known as the Arab Spring.