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Tunisian PM Fired


New government formation is on the way for Tunisian. No-confidence ballot was passed in the parliament by lawmakers on Saturday to remove Prime Minister Habib Essid and to work upon pushing through delayed economic reforms.

Essid is alleged for lack of financial reforms package progress in the creation of jobs and aiding in economic growth.

The Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has now called for a new unity government that could speed up the reforms.

181 lawmakers out of 191 present in the parliament voted for firing the PM, who was supported by just three votes.

The ruling coalition consists of four major parties and negotiations will soon begin to name the new prime minister. A change in cabinet too is expected.

Earlier this year the PM had a clash with the president and this resulted with Essebsi calling for a new unity government to speed up economic growth and meet security challenges.

After the topple of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011 the country has emerged as a democracy, but since then militant attacks and political infighting has worked as a brake to the economic progress.

Militants attacked a museum and a beach resort last year in Tunisia and this brought enough harm to the tourism industry.

Tourism is one of the major sources of jobs in the country. It makes up to the economy by 8 percent.

The president urged Tunisia needs a more dynamic government.