Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Tawakkol Karman, the Yemeni activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, commented on Tunisian President Kais Saied assigning Najla Boden to form the new government, saying that she is “unknown and without experience,” as she put it.
This came in a tweet by Tawakkol Karman on her official page on the social networking site, Twitter, where she said: “To continue to take over all the authorities, the damaged robot in Tunisia, Qais Saeed, appoints to head the government a very weak woman, unknown and without opinion, experience or decision.”
And in a separate tweet, Tawakkol Karman continued, saying: “Appointing the robot to a weak, inexperienced woman as the head of the government in order to legitimize the coup and overthrow the Tunisian democracy is an additional major violation of women.”
It is reported that Najla Bouden is the first woman to be appointed to form a government in Tunisia and the Arab world, and she is 63 years old. She worked in the Ministry of Higher Education in Tunisia, according to Radio Mosaique, while the Tunisian president said after her assignment that this appointment is “an honor for Tunisia and a tribute to Tunisian women.”