President Zine el Abidine Ben ali of Tunisia

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to stand in the presidential elections, Ben Ali was reelected with 99.
Tunis President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali received on Thursday morning Algeria's Prime Minister, Mr.
Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali says that he and his government have instituted a series of reforms, since his accession in 1987, that have stimulated Tunisian economic development, foreign trade and foreign investment.
Ben Ali said Tunisia wanted a peaceful resolution to the conflict and called on influential international parties to help end the violence without delay.
He was assigned to manage (direct and take care) the Defense Military Security in 1964, and worked there until 1974.
Right before becoming the President of Tunisian Republic, Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali has been promoted to Prime Minister and the constitutional successor on October 1, 1987.
Zine el Abidine Ben Ali was born on September 3, 1936, in the village of Hamman-Sousse in the Sahel, only a few kilometers from the city of Sousse, near the eastern coast.
Coming from a modest but respected family, Zine Ben Ali had the opportunity to attend school in Sousse, where he engaged in anti-French, pro-independence activity.
When his Neo-Destour activities came to the attention of the French colonial administration, Zine Ben Ali was expelled from school and denied admittance to any French-administered school in the colony.
Ironically, Zine Ben Ali was selected to go to France, the former colonizer, to study at the difficult, respected Inter Arms School at Saint-Cyr.
After attending Saint-Cyr, Zine Ben Ali was chosen to attend the well-known French artillery school at Ch √Člonssur-Marne, and then attended various military courses in the United States.
In 1977 Zine Ben Ali was appointed as the director general of national security, a post which he held for three years.
As the national security chief for Tunisia, Zine Ben Ali was able to see that there were many problems pressing in on a state which appeared to have less and less direction from the top.
The American perception, as expressed by official opinion, was that Zine Ben Ali was trying to revitalize a nation that had been in serious trouble.
Ben Ali was born in Hammam-Sousse.
Ben Ali was appointed Prime Minister by President Habib Bourguiba on 1 October 1987; in this position, he was the President's constitutional successor.
In 1999, although two alternative candidates were permitted for the first time to stand in the presidential election, Ben Ali was reelected with 99.
Following calls from members of the Constitutional Democratic Rally for him to run again in the 2009 presidential election, Ben Ali said at a party congress on July 30, 2008 that he would stand for re-election as the party's candidate.
Ben Ali was first married to Naima Kefi, the daughter of General Kefi, Tunisia's first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and had three daughters (Ghazwa, Dorsaf and Cyrine); he divorced her in 1992 and married Leila Trabelsi, whom he met when he was President Habib Bourguiba's minister of the Interior.
For many years, President Ben Ali has stood for modern Tunisia, which has remained faithful to its traditions and genuinely endeavored to embark on a partnership program with Europe.
President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali is a well experienced man who is well acquainted with all the problems prevailing in the area.
9 pages President Ben Ali came to power in Tunisia in November 1987.
2 pages Tunisian President Ben Ali is taking steps to allow limited participation by opposition groups in government.
Ben Ali was trained in France at the military academy of Saint-Cyr and at the artillery school at Chlons-sur-Marne.
Ben Ali had gained a reputation as a hard-liner in suppressing riots in 1978 and 1984, and in 1986 he became minister of the interior, taking an active role in rooting out the Islamic Tendency Movement, a violent fundamentalist group.
Ben Ali was expected to favour a somewhat less secular government than Bourguibas, with a more moderate approach toward religious fundamentalists.
which tops the priorities of the countrys development plans.
first 100 days in power, Zine Abidine Ben Ali has emerged from the shadowy world of.
declining to commit himself at this point, Ben Ali said he is "thinking seriously" about.
the political leadership under President Ben Ali is authoritarian, with critics calling.
country's present constitution, which Ben Ali is seeking to amend in a way that will.
since he ousted Bourguiba on Nov 7, 1987, Ben Ali is a strong-minded character.
By April 2002, Ben Ali had got the constitution amended so he.
Ben Ali has got the constitution amended to he.
autocratic predecessor, President Zine Abidine Ben Ali has methodically ushered Tunisia into.
ousted Habib Bourguiba on Nov 7, 1987, Ben Ali is a strong-minded character.
Ben Ali has concentrated political decision making.
years, Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali is preparing the ground for another five-ye.
Ben Ali has given this strategic North African.
Ben Ali is one of Washington's key partners in.
during harsh repression under Bourguiba, Ben Ali was seen as an advocate of political opening.
President Ben Ali came to power in Tunisia in November 1987.
Pro-Western Ben Ali has averted Islamic upheaval.
President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was headed.
HAMMAMET, Tunisia - President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali said in an interview that all Arab.
President Ben Ali said every Iraqi family has lost.
Ben Ali was scheduled to meet President.
President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has maintained Tunisia's long-time policy of seeking good relations with the West.
President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been in office since 1987 when he deposed Habib Bourguiba.
Ben Ali has fluctuated between progressivism and authoritarianism during his 20 years as president of Tunisia.
Ben Ali was born on September 3, 1936, to a family of modest means in eastern Tunisia.
In 1989, at the time of the very first multi-party general elections, Ben Ali was elected president of the republic with 99.
Ben Ali has nonetheless succeeded to make his nation one of the most Europe-friendly in the Arab world.
At the beginning of the 2000s, Mohamed Charfi, a former Tunisian minister of education and ex-president of the Tunisian Human Rights League, said that Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was preparing in all evidence, a presidency for life.
They have been marginalized by association with those in power between 1987 and the 1990s, when Ben Ali was lightening the authoritarianism of Bourguibas iron fist.
If he does want more challengers in 2009, Ben Ali is choosing them carefully.
Ben Ali took power in a bloodless coup on November 7, when the cranky and old Bourguiba was ousted.
Ben Ali was at that time prime minister, and had strong connections in the army, which gave support to the coup.
Ben Ali has gone through three periods during his presidency.
Still, the leadership of Ben Ali is strongly criticised.
1994: Elections, in which Ben Ali is reelected.
2002 May: Changes in the constitution allow a president to stay in power until the age of 75 (70 before) and be reelected unlimited times (3 times before, Ben Ali had at this time been reelected the three times.
2003 June: A French newspaper suggests that Ben Ali is ill with cancer, and that a family power struggle regarding possible successors was resulting from this.
2004 October 24: Ben Ali is reelected president, receiving 94.
Ben Ali was elected president in 1989 and reelected in 1994, 1999, and 2004, but the elections have been marked by a lack of real opposition and government intimidation.
President Ben Ali is the father of five children.
Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali was keen to see the project of Enfidha International Airport underway.
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was born on 9 September 1936 in Hammam Susa, Tunisia.
On the economic level, Ben Ali has utilized a social democracy-type model with uneven success, with corruption remaining a major problem.
President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was briefed on Thursday of a project by the international financial company, Gulf Finance House (GFH) to set up a.
Since he pushed out President Habib Bourguiba in 1987 on grounds of senility, President Ben Ali has kept a tight grip on the country and the media.
Called on by his party, the Democratic Constitutional Rally, to undertake a fifth mandate, President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali is expected to stand successfully in 2009.
President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was briefed on Thursday of a project by the international financial company, Gulf Finance House to set up a 3 billion dollar mega- project in Tunis dubbed Tunis Telecom City.
Tunis - In a New Year address to the Tunisian people on Wednesday, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali said that Tunisia welcomes the New Year 2009 with confidence and optimism, despite the current global.
President Ben Ali chaired on Tuesday a cabinet meeting which examined a support plan relative to enterprises whose activities were hampered by the latest world financial and economic crisis.
President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali chaired a cabinet meeting, on Tuesday, which examined the sector of vocational training, as well as the promotion of employment.
President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali met with the Argentinean President, Mrs Cristina Fernandez De Kirchner on Tuesday.
him up to respect tradition, and imbued him with a sense of dignity, patriotism and respect for others.
democracy, pluralism, social justice, solidarity, hard work, openness and modernity.
The candidate of all Tunisians across party lines, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was elected President of the Republic.
24, 1999, and on October 24, 2004, with an overwhelming majority.
and making of hard work and diligence cardinal values in public life.
to boost the Maghreb process, promote Arab and African causes, and create a Euro-Mediterranean space of co-development.
a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East, and to the promotion of world peace and security in general.
President Ben Ali has been, since the 1990s, among the first to warn against the dangers of extremism and terrorism.
a fresh impetus to the 5+5 Dialogue.
strategy by giving priority to education, training and improvement of the citizens' living conditions.
JERUSALEM, Feb 25 (UPI) -- Tunisia's President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has invited Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to an international conference in Tunis in November.
TUNIS, Tunisia, Nov 17 (UPI) -- Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali was sworn in Wednesday to fourth term in office following his re-election last October 24.
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was born on September 3, 1936 in Hammam-Sousse, to a family of moderate means, which brought him up to respect tradition and imbued him with a sense of dignity, patriotism and respect for others.
As Prime Minister, Ben Ali took charge of a country in crisis.
From the moment of his investiture, President Ben Ali has made every effort to honor the commitments contained in his Declaration of November 7th: rule of law, sovereignty of the people, national reconciliation, respect for fundamental freedoms, democracy, pluralism, social justice, solidarity, hard work, openness and modernity.
As a candidate of all Tunisians, across party fines, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was elected that year President of the Republic.
The consensus in support of President Ben Ali was confirmed by his re-election on March 20, 1994, and on October 24, 1999, with a very large majority.
Since November 7, 1987, President Ben Ali has expressed his unwavering commitment to the emancipation of women and his determination to further womens rights.
On the foreign plane, President Ben Ali has instituted an active and dynamic diplomacy.
Working for the integration of the entire Maghreb, the establishment of an inter-Arab consensus and the creation of a Euro-Mediterranean area of co-development, Ben Ali is actively contributing to the search for a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.
President Ben Ali is married and is the father of six children.