Rached Ghannouchi

Rached Ghannouchi

  • Full name: Rachid al-Ghannushi
  • Born: June 29, 1949
  • Place of birth: Hamma Sousse, Tunisia
  • Nationality: Tunisian
  • Political party: Ennahda Movement
  • Occupation: Politician, engineer
  • Spouse: Hajer Bakir
  • Children: Fadhel, Yahya, Mu'adh

Early life and education:

  • Ghannouchi was born in the coastal town of Hamma Sousse, Tunisia, on June 29, 1949.
  • He studied engineering at the University of Tunis El Manar, graduating in 1972.
  • During his university years, Ghannouchi became involved in political activism, joining the Tunisian Islamic Tendancy Movement (TIM).

Political career:

  • In 1981, Ghannouchi co-founded the Ennahda Movement, an Islamist political party.
  • The party was banned by the Tunisian government, and Ghannouchi was arrested and imprisoned several times.
  • In 1991, Ghannouchi was released from prison and went into exile in London, where he continued to lead the Ennahda Movement.
  • After the 2011 Tunisian Revolution, Ghannouchi returned to Tunisia and was elected leader of the Ennahda Movement.
  • In 2014, the Ennahda Movement won the first free elections in Tunisia's history, and Ghannouchi became Prime Minister.
  • He served as Prime Minister until 2016, when he resigned amid political turmoil.

Views and policies:

  • Ghannouchi is a moderate Islamist who believes in democracy and pluralism.
  • He has said that he wants to create a "modern, democratic, and Islamic state" in Tunisia.
  • Ghannouchi has also said that he wants to improve Tunisia's relations with other countries in the region and around the world.

Awards and recognition:

  • In 2012, Ghannouchi was awarded the Chatham House Prize, which is given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the improvement of international relations.
  • In 2013, he was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by Time magazine.

Personal life:

  • Ghannouchi is married to Hajer Bakir, and they have three sons: Fadhel, Yahya, and Mu'adh.
  • He speaks Arabic, French, and English.
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