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Cheikh Rachid Ghannouchi

Date of Birth: 7 June 1941
Place of Birth: El Hamma


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New faces, old enmities

Their great rival the Islamist Hizb Ennahda's leader Cheikh Rachid Ghannouchi again declined to run...


Nobbling Nabil

Ennahda's veteran leader Rachid Ghannouchi has said he will not compete in the presidential poll (AC Vol 57 No 11 Separating mosque and state)...


Eight years of transition

One relates to the party politicking of the never-ending democratic transition: the competition for power between a neo-liberal establishment led by President Béji Caïd Essebsi and his Nidaa Tounès (NT) party on the one hand and on the other the Islamist Hizb Ennahda led by the wily Cheikh Rachid Ghannouchi...


Tunis fiddles as revolt grows

Government meanwhile has been less polarised since the Nidaa Tounes party and Ennahda formed a parliamentary and government coalition in 2015 negotiated by their respective leaders President Béji Caïd Essebsi (aka BCE) and Rachid Ghannouchi (AC Vol 57 No 11 Separating mosque and state)...


Bouteflika unbowed

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is so concerned by events on his country's eastern flank that he met Hizb Ennahda leader Rachid Ghannouchi – not a natural ally – no fewer than six times in 2016...


A coalition of hope

Chahed a member of the secularist Nidaa Tounus party is strongly supported by President Béji Caïd Essebsi but his administration has brought together key factions in moves supported by the other leading player in contemporary Tunisian politics Hizb Ennahda leader Sheikh Rachid Ghannouchi...


Separating mosque and state

Veteran Islamist leader Rachid Ghannouchi has surprised many by announcing that henceforth his Hizb Ennahda would separate politics from religious work...

In an increasingly difficult situation for Essebsi père et fils 'Béji Caïd Essebsi is a man who retains confidence but at this moment the person doing most to keep the coalition in office seems to be Rachid Ghannouchi...


The power struggle after Hassan el Turabi

The leader of Tunisia's Hizb Ennahda Rachid Ghannouchi described El Turabi's death as a 'catastrophe' on 5 March '…not only for his country but for Muslims and fellow Islamists at large'...


Unhappy birthday

One mediator is Tunisian Islamist leader Rachid Ghannouchi who we hear wept as he told the pair that the international Islamist movement could not afford to lose Sudan as a landmark...


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