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Government falls in Tunisia after no-confidence vote

Prime Minister-designate Habib Jemli fails to garner support in session that lasted more than 10 hours

Yosra Ouanes, Hamdi Yildiz   | 11.01.2020
Government falls in Tunisia after no-confidence vote

TUNIS, Tunisia

The government Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Jemli fell Saturday after a no-confidence vote in parliament.

The Jemli government failed to get a vote of confidence from the Tunisian assembly, Rachid Ghannouchi, the parliament speaker announced following the vote.

The government managed just 72 votes with 134 deputies against, Parliament Speaker Rachid Ghannouchi announced after the session that lasted more than 10 hours.

Along with the Ennahda Party, other lawmakers announced support for the government, but opposition parties said they would not support.

According to the Constitution, if the government established by the first party fails to win a vote of confidence, the president appoints an independent person to form a new government.

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