Tunisia government faces vote of confidence

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid delivers a speech in parliament on July 30, 2016 as the government prepares to face a vote of confidenceTunisia’s parliament was gathered on Saturday for a vote of confidence that could see Prime Minister Habib Essid unseated after just a year and a half in office. Essid’s government has been widely criticised for failing to tackle the country’s economic crisis, high unemployment and a series of jihadist attacks. “I’m quite aware that the vote will be against me,” Essid, 67, told parliament ahead of the planned vote.

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