On August 3, Youssef Chahed, member of Nidaa Tounes and distant relative of President Beji Caid Essebsi, replaced Habib Essid at the head of a new “unity government.” While opposition parties have denounced the appointment as partial and contrary to the idea of a coalition government, some decry the designation as a relapse to the old “all in the family” way of politics. Few, however, have paid much attention to Chahed’s singular professional trajectory prior to his swift ascension to Prime Minister.