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Ali, Zine El Abidene ben (Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali)

Born: 1936 AD
Currently alive, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: Tunisian
Categories: Presidents


1936 - Ali was born in Hammam-Sousse, Tunisia on September 3, 1936.


1964 - Appointed as Chairman of the Defense Ministry's Military Security.


1977 - Promoted to director-general of National Security at the Ministry of the Interior.


1981 - Became Ambassador to Poland.


1982 - Resumed his position as the head of National Security at the Ministry of the Interior but this time with Cabinet rank.


1987 - Appointed Prime Minister and later President of Tunisia after President Bourguiba declared medically unfit for the duties of the office.


2002 - Called for the United Nations to setup a 'World Solidarity Fund'.


2004 - Re-elected as President on October 24, 2004.


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