Tunisia Lawmakers Fire Premier Essid Over Mounting Economic Woes

July 31, 2016 8:36 AM

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Tunisia Lawmakers Fire Premier Essid Over Mounting Economic Woes

Tunisia is looking to form a new government after lawmakers fired the prime minister in the latest skirmish reflecting the struggle for political stability and economic growth in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

A total of 118 of 217 lawmakers voted late Saturday in favor of a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Habib Essid. The vote sets the stage for a new national unity government sought by President Beji Caid Essebsi for weeks. Essid becomes a caretaker leader with a new prime minister named wit...

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