Happy Republic Day Tunisia! Today (July 25) commemorates the day when the Tunisian monarchy ended and the establishment of a republic in 1957.
In 1881, Muhammad III as-Sadiq, the ruler of Tunisia, signed a treaty protection with France. It was not until after World War II when Tunisia achieved its independence from France.
In 1956, Habib Bourguiba, a Tunisian lawyer, nationalist leader and statesman, led the country to independence from France. Habib Bourguiba assumed the office as the first President of the Republic of Tunisia and served as the country’s leader from independence in 1956 to 1987.