The Tunisian parliament decided on Tuesday to put its trust in the government proposal of the existing Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi in order to avoid new elections and to become the third executive in less than a year.
Mechichi, who needed the support of a simple majority – 109 votes – won the support of 134 MPs out of the 217 that make up the chamber.
This is the third cabinet Tunisia has had in the past ten months. If Mechichi, a 46-year-old technocrat, hadn’t received the support he needed, President Kais Saied would have had the power to dissolve parliament and hold new elections.
Mechichi, who was appointed by President Saied to form a new cabinet in July, made his proposal last week and sparked criticism from the armed forces in parliament for advocating the inclusion of political figures in its executive branch for the chamber to be seen. represents.