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TRIPOLI, Libya — The Libyan parliament passed a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Ali Zeidan Tuesday after a tanker laden with oil from a rebel-held port broke through a naval blockade.

The news comes after a North Korean-flagged tanker that docked in eastern Libya on Saturday escaped to sea laden with crude despite an order by Zeidan to prevent it from leaving Sidra port.

The state-run LANA news agency reported that the National Congress has appointed Defense Minister Abdullah al-Thani as acting premier for a period of 15 days.

Rebels, who are demanding a bigger share of oil revenues, announced four days ago that they would start exporting oil independently of the country’s interim government.

Libya’s caretaker leadership has been struggling to impose order since the downfall of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.

Government troops are outnumbered by various militia groups that helped topple Gadhafi but have since defied the country’s interim rulers.

Zeidan was briefly kidnapped by armed men in October in the capital Tripoli.

AFP Photo/Abdullah Doma

President Trump boards Air Force One for his return flight home from Florida on July 31, 2020

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Florida senior residents have been reliable Republican voters for decades, but it looks like their political impact could shift in the upcoming 2020 election.

As Election Day approaches, Florida is becoming a major focal point. President Donald Trump is facing more of an uphill battle with maintaining the support of senior voters due to his handling of critical issues over the last several months. Several seniors, including some who voted for Trump in 2016, have explained why he will not receive their support in the November election.

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