Tunisian PM Habib Essid loses confidence vote

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid delivers a speech at the Tunisian Parliament on July 30, 2016 in the capital TunisTunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid lost a confidence vote in parliament Saturday, in a move that risks plunging the country into fresh political uncertainty. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favour of dismissing Essid, whose government has been criticised for failing to tackle the country’s economic crisis, high unemployment and a series of jihadist attacks since coming to power 18 months ago. A total of 118 voted to unseat Essid, three voted for him to stay at the helm of the North African nation and 27 abstained.

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