Madame President follows NOURA SA'AD, a deeply idealistic cabinet minister who becomes the first female president of the fictional Middle Eastern country Jabalein. Following her predecessor's death and his deputy's shameful resignation, President Sa'ad sets out to reconnect with her citizens before elections are held in one year. But Sa'ad has inherited a country restless for change, and generations of youth desperate for work. From water scarcity to refugee rights and corruption, Noura must crack some of the country's most stubborn problems, while fending off her most rigid opponents, including the formidable Speaker of the Assembly, BASSEM, and neighboring President GENERAL NAJEM. Helping her navigate this political labyrinth is the cautious but pragmatic Chief of Staff MALIK alongside Press Secretary SAMAR, who wrangles a media bent on dissecting Noura's every move. But perhaps Noura's most pointed critic can be found in spunky blogger MAYA DAOUD, who serves coffee with a side of ...
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