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Hédi Amara Nouira (5 April 1911 – 25 January 1993) was a Tunisian politician. He served as the 11th Prime Minister of Tunisia between 1970 and 1980.

Hédi Nouira
الهادي نويرة
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11th Prime Minister of Tunisia
In office
2 November 1970 – 23 April 1980
Preceded byBahi Ladgham
Succeeded byMohamed Mzali
Personal details
Born5 April 1911
Monastir, Tunisia
Died25 January 1993(1993-01-25) (aged 81)
La Marsa, Tunisia


Following the failure of a short-lived Socialist experiment in the 1960s, prime minister Hedi Nouira liberalised the economy during the 1970s. In 1970, the then Governor of the Central Bank, Hedi Nouira was appointed Prime Minister. The most decisive factor in Nouira's appointment seemed to be his commitment to private initiative as well as his financier’s background.

He retired from politics in 1980 after suffering a stroke. Hedi Nouira died on January 25, 1993 after suffering from an illness that local media did not want to disclose.[1]


  1. ^ "Hedi Nouira Is Dead; The Former Premier Of Tunisia Was 81". The New York Times. 1993-01-27. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
Political offices
Preceded by
Bahi Ladgham
Prime Minister of Tunisia
Succeeded by
Mohammed Mzali