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Breaking News: The “whole Government” Of Lebanon Will Resign Shortly by gsmcoder: 4:52pm On Aug 10, 2020
The “whole government” of Lebanon will resign shortly amid growing public anger and protests following the devastating explosion in Beirut port, Health Minister Hamad Hassan told reporters.

He told the press that Prime Minister Hassan Diab would make his way to the presidential palace to “hand over the resignation in the name of all the ministers.”

Hassan broke the news to journalists following a cabinet meeting in Beirut. The government's resignation will happen 'soon', Reuters reported, citing


He told the press that Prime Minister Hassan Diab would make his way to the presidential palace to “hand over the resignation in the name of all the ministers.”

Hassan broke the news to journalists following a cabinet meeting in Beirut. The government's resignation will happen 'soon', Reuters reported, citing the minister.

Diab is set to address the public on Monday evening. 

Massive protests erupted in the days following last week's devastating explosion, with tens of thousands of citizens taking to the streets to demand the government's resignation.


Demonstrators blamed the government after it emerged that a stash of the massively explosive chemical ammonium nitrate had been stored in the port for years in unsafe conditions.

Lebanon's environment, information and justice ministers have already tendered their resignations amid the ongoing protests.

A group of customs and port officials were arrested in the aftermath of the blast and Diab promised on Saturday to call early parliamentary elections. However, neither measure calmed protesters, who stuck to their calls for a wholesale resignation of the government.

They gathered in Beirut for the second night in a row on Sunday, with crowds of masked demonstrators hurling stones at police near government buildings and managing to rip down some security barricades.

Diab's tenure as PM has been a tumultuous one. Coming to power in January, he presided over a country plagued by high unemployment and spiralling national debt.

Anti-government protests had already been frequent in recent months, but the catastrophic explosion, which killed at least 160 people, injured thousands, and left huge tracts of Beirut in ruins, served as a catalyst that ignited public rage.






https://www.rt.com/news/497602-lebanese-pm-announces-resignation/
Re: Breaking News: The “whole Government” Of Lebanon Will Resign Shortly by Righteousness89(m): 5:08pm On Aug 10, 2020
Wow
Re: Breaking News: The “whole Government” Of Lebanon Will Resign Shortly by Rossonero: 5:12pm On Aug 10, 2020
This is a big WOW

Re: Breaking News: The “whole Government” Of Lebanon Will Resign Shortly by dangermouse(m): 5:17pm On Aug 10, 2020
A country that wants a real change and knows what they want in a change.
Re: Breaking News: The “whole Government” Of Lebanon Will Resign Shortly by flyingpig: 5:27pm On Aug 10, 2020
Prime Minister is resigning with all his cabinet ministers because of only fertilizer explosion.

I can't remember the number of bombs that have gone off in Nigeria under Buhari
Re: Breaking News: The “whole Government” Of Lebanon Will Resign Shortly by gsmcoder: 5:40pm On Aug 10, 2020
I wonder when an African nation will be able to bring down an unwanted government like this, with our 220 tribes shocked

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