Cornwall's Tory council leader has been given the boot after attempting to privatise key services.
Alec Robertson lost a vote of no confidence on Tuesday in the wake of his attempts to outsource services including libraries and benefits.
The motion to remove Cllr Robertson was carried by 63 votes to 49 and 4,400 viewers watched live coverage on the council's website.
Six thousand people had signed a petition against the job-culling plans from Cornwall's biggest employer.
Conservative councillor Jim Currie narrowly won a vote to take the helm.
Four cabinet members, including two Tories, resigned on the spot when Cllr Currie, who promised to scrap the privisation plan, beat an independent councillor who wanted to press ahead with some of the proposals.