The Tunisian Ministry of Interior said today, Thursday, that it has appointed nine senior security officials, including a new director general of intelligence.
Saeed had dismissed Prime Minister Hisham al-Mashishi, and suspended parliament on July 25, as part of exceptional measures.
More than three weeks after Qais Saeed’s sudden move, which gained wide popular support, he has not yet appointed a prime minister or announced his plans to manage the next phase.
Sources close to the presidential palace said that Saeed first wants to introduce radical changes to the state apparatus, especially the security apparatus, after it remained a subject of political friction during the past decade.
Saeed said last week: There are attempts to infiltrate the Ministry of Interior, and he will not allow this without giving more details.
The Ministry of the Interior said in a statement that Sami Al Yahyaoui was appointed Director General of the Competent Services (Intelligence), Murad Hussein, Director General of Public Security, while Makram Aqeed was appointed Director General of the Security Pole.