Tunisia parliament sets date for unity government vote

Youssef Chahed was appointed prime minister earlier this month after lawmakers passed a vote of no confidence in premier Habib Essid's governmentTunisia’s parliament will meet on Friday to hold a vote of confidence on a new unity government announced over the weekend by premier-designate Youssef Chahed. A parliamentary session will be held before the vote, parliament’s official website announced on Monday, adding that the meeting could last at least a day. Parliament spokesman Hassen Fathalli said Chahed would present his proposed new cabinet to lawmakers at the session before they discussed the line-up.

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