After Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta who lowered of 20 % his salary, Moncef Marzouk, the president of Tunisia announced last Friday his intention to lower his salary of two thirds.
« We are facing a financial and economic crisis. The State has to be a model (…) and that is why I decided to lower the president Republic legal salary and to reduce it. »
Moncef Marzouki is head of State since end 2011.
The spokesman of the presidency, Adnane Mansar, indicated in the past that the president perceived a gross monthly salary of 30 000 dinars (more than 13 500 euros), amounting according to him to a 20 000 dinars as net (more than 9 000 euros).
The best paid African head of State is the South African Jacob Zuma, with a monthly 19 765-euro remuneration. The « smallest » official salary is the one of the Cameroonian Paul Biya, paid 200 euros a month for his term as President.
Barack Obama has 24 264 euros as monthly salary, 13 764 euros for François Hollande and 7 460 euros for Vladimir Putin.
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Original text by: Nicolas Coutain