Tunisia

PM voted out in confidence vote


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Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid was voted out of office on Saturday after a losing a vote of no confidence in parliament. A total of 118 members voted to dismiss the prime minister with three supporting him and 27 abstaining.

Although the result was expected it is likely to take weeks of negotiations between the different parties in the fractured parliament before a new coalition is agreed. This was the first time that a government was voted out of office by parliament. Whilst it must be hoped that this does not become a regular occurrence it does suggest that the democratic process is functioning as it should in the country.

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