TUNIS, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed is the most popular political figure with a confidence rate of 42%, according to the monthly barometer of Tunisian newspaper of Arabic expression Al-Maghrib (Le Maghreb).
Tunisia has been facing popular discontent during the past three months, with pessimistic sentiment about the country's future persisting at a high rate of 78.1%.
But Youssef Chahed was able to rectify the situation by reversing statistics to benefit from 81.7% of Tunisian confidence in government performance.
Youssef Chahed has been head of Tunisian government since 2016 and is a member of the Nidaa Tounes party (presidential party, currently majority in power).
He began his mandate following the recommendations of Carthage Agreement, a roadmap signed in July 2016 that sets out priorities as well as the action plan of the National Unity Government.