Tunisia Ousts Prime Minister Habib Essid

July 30, 2016 11:15 PM

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Tunisia Ousts Prime Minister Habib Essid

TUNIS — Tunisia’s parliament passed a vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Habib Essid on Saturday, effectively disbanding the government of the agricultural economist who studied in Minnesota.

The no-confidence motion was passed by 118 votes, easily crossing the necessary 109-vote threshold after a debate that stretched late into the night.

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