July 15, 2020 / 4:24 PM / 20 days ago

Tunisian prime minister resigns, political sources say

FILE PHOTO: Tunisia's prime minister designate Elyes Fakhfakh speaks at the Assembly of People's Representatives in Tunis, Tunisia, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi/File Photo

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh has presented his resignation to President Kais Saied, political sources told Reuters, after the biggest party in his coalition began pushing for a vote of no confidence in the government.

Saied now has a week to nominate a replacement as prime minister, who will have two months to form a new government and pass it through parliament.

Reporting By Tarek Amara, writing by Angus McDowall, editing by Mark Heinrich

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