Abderrahman Ladgham is the Deputy Prime Minister for Transparency and Fighting Corruption. He is a member of the Ettakatol political party. He was the head of the electoral list of Manouba, and is now a deputy in the Constituent Assembly. Ladgham was born on October 18th 1947 in Bardo, Tunis. He attended the Sadiki high school. After graduating in 1964, he went to the Faculty of Medicine in Tunis where he joined the General Union of the Tunisian Students, UGTT from 1964 to 1974. Afterwards, he pursued his studies in Paris and specialized in ENT (ear, nose and throat) Cancer. In 1977 he returned to Tunisia and worked in Salah Azaiz Hospital where he spent the following 30 years and occupied the positions of President of the Health Council and President of Medical Committee. Meanwhile, he taught and lectured in the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis. He also supervised several doctoral research projects from 1977 to 2007. He is the author of more than 200 medical essays. "Being the son of an activist and previous Prime Minister Bahi Ladgham, he was raised to respect the public property and love the country," he states in his biography. His political activism started during the Arab-Israeli War of 1967. While in France, he participated in several movements against the Tunisian Presidency for Life. He signed the petition to create the Tunisian League for Human Rights, (LTDH) in 1977. In 2004, he signed a petition calling upon Ben Ali not to run for a fourth presidential term in 2004. Ladgham is married and father of three children. He is in the process of finalizing his father's diaries which will be published in the coming months.
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