On Friday, Tunisian Interior Minister Tawfiq Charafeddine announced that he had stepped down from his post, nearly two years after he supervised the ministry.
Sharaf El-Din said, in media statements, on the sidelines of his supervision of the graduation of the 73rd course for non-commissioned officers of the National Guard, that President Qais Saeed accepted his resignation.
He also added that “the secretariat brought me to the Ministry of Interior, and the secretariat is now also bringing me to relieve myself of this responsibility, because another secretariat called for me.”
In addition, he did not talk about the reasons for his resignation, but hinted that they were personal reasons.
Months ago, he lost his wife, who died of injuries sustained in a gas explosion accident at home.
Confidant of the President
It is noteworthy that Tawfiq Charafeddine was an important member of the current government, as he leads one of the country’s most important ministries, and he is from Saied’s close circle and one of his most prominent supporters, as he had previously supervised his campaign management in Sousse governorate during the 2019 presidential elections.
The last meeting between him and Saeed was last Wednesday, where they discussed the general situation in the country and the role assigned to the security forces in imposing respect for the law on everyone. They also touched on the issue of addressing the phenomenon of monopoly and illegal speculation.
It is noteworthy that Sharaf Al-Din’s resignation is the fifth change that Naglaa Boden’s government has witnessed this year, after changing the ministers of foreign affairs, trade, education and agriculture.
Interior minister position resigns Tunisia
Last modified: March 18, 2023