Born19 June 1947 (age 68) (1947-06-19) Political partySocial Democratic Path, Ettajdid Movement, Tunisian Communist Party
Ahmed Brahim (Arabic: أحمد إبراهيم, ʾAḥmad Ibrāhīm; 14 June 1946 – 14 April 2016) was a Tunisian politician. He was the First Secretary of Ettajdid Movement and the leader of the Democratic Modernist Pole until April 2012, when his party merged into the Social Democratic Path of which he became the president. He was the Ettajdid Movement's candidate for President of Tunisia in the 2009 presidential election. A linguist by profession, he was a professor of French at Tunis University; his area of study was comparative linguistics.
After the fall of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, he was appointed by the new government as the Minister of Higher Education and left the post on 7 March.
Brahim is in favor of the emergence of a "democratic modern and secular [laicist] state" not connected with Islamists. According to Brahim, this would require "radical" reform of the electoral system, which would improve the political climate in guaranteeing freedom of assembly and a large scale independent press, as well as repealing a law that regulated public discourse of electoral candidates.