Fakhfakh, Elyes

Fakhfakh, Elyes, 1972–, Tunisian politician, prime minister of Tunisia, 2020. Trained as an engineer and manager in France, he worked for the French company Total in Europe, returning to Tunisia in 2006 and working in the automotive industry until 2011. Entering politics, he joined the social democratic Ettakatol party and served as minister of tourism (2011–2013) and minister of finance (2012–14). He ran in the 2019 presidential race, losing in the first round of voting, but he subsequently became the prime minister of a coalition government. He resigned after several months amid conflict-of-interest accusations; he owned shares in a company that had received government contracts.

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