Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan speaks during a news conference in Tripoli March 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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Libya's parliament ousted the prime minister in a Tuesday vote of confidence, after his government was embarrassed this week when a militia controlling an eastern port defied Tripoli's authority by trying to sell oil.Gaddafi's 40-year rule left Libya with few strong state institutions, and Zidan has presided over a government that has little authority and is frequently subjected to humiliations. In the absence of a strong military and police force, it relies on militias to keep order -- but many defy the government, with one of them briefly abducting Zidan himself last year. It was not clear if parliament changed sides but Zidan in recent days has appeared particularly helpless.
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