TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's elected assembly has approved the president's move to fire the head of the central bank.
President Moncef Marzouki fired central bank governor Mustapha Kamel Nabli on June 27, citing his refusal to bring the country's monetary policies in line with its economic needs.
Of the 217-person assembly, 110 voted Wednesday in favor of the dismissal and 62 against, with 10 abstentions.
The powerful prime minister's office had originally hesitated at the president's call but eventually came around.
Representatives of Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali 's powerful Islamist Ennahda party, which dominates the assembly, argued for Nabli's dismissal.
Nabli warned the move was an attack on the independence of the bank and Tunisia's international credibility.