Sunday, July 31, 2016

Political Crisis In Tunisia

Al Jazeera: Tunisian parliament votes to dismiss PM Habib Essid

Members of Tunisia's parliament vote Prime Minister Habib Essid out of office 18 months after his appointment.

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid has been ousted after overwhelmingly losing a vote of confidence in parliament.

In power for a year and a half, Essid's opponents said he had failed to tackle the country's economic and security problems.

A total of 118 members of parliament voted late on Saturday to unseat Essid; three voted for him to stay at the helm; and 27 abstained.

The results were largely expected, with several ruling coalition party members declaring ahead of the session that they were not going to renew their confidence in the prime minister.

Earlier on Saturday, Essid, 67, had told parliament he knew he would be voted out.

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More News On Tunisia's Political Crisis

Tunisia lawmakers vote to dismiss prime minister -- Reuters
Tunisian prime minister Habib Essid sacked by parliament -- AP
Tunisia parliament votes to sack PM Habib Essid -- BBC
Tunisian PM Habib Essid loses confidence vote -- AFP
Tunisia Lawmakers Fire Premier Essid Over Economic Concerns -- Bloomberg
Tunisian PM Habib Essid loses confidence vote amid fears of heightened political uncertainty -- ABC News Online

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