Tunisian Lawmakers Pass No Confidence Vote, Firing PM

July 30, 2016 11:15 PM

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TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia's parliament passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Habib Essid on Saturday, effectively disbanding the government of the U.S.-trained agricultural economist.

The no-confidence motion was passed by 118 votes, easily crossing the country's 109-vote threshold after a debate that stretched late into the night. Although the result was expected — Essid had faced criticism from across Tunisia's political spectrum — the vote was a mark of the instability which h...

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