Tunisia has dismissed the governor of its central bank, Mustapha Kamel Nabli, after a rift with the country’s moderate Islamist government.

The former World Bank economist had led the country’s central bank since the overthrow of the Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali regime in January 2011.

Nabli’s economic policies were reportedly criticised by government officials as too stringent, while he had publicly clashed with the government over inflation targets.

The Tunisian government is led by President Hamadi Jebali, leader of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, who was elected to power in December 2011.