Lebanese PM to announce resignation of government ‘soon’ amid widespread protests.
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.”
With mass resignation PM has only option to dissolve parliament call for an early election in view of Beirut Explosion and continuing corruption charges on politician to bring state economy back to growth.
Prime Minister Hassan Diab has vowed to hold early elections as his beleaguered government faces calls to resign.
Diab said he would introduce a law calling for early elections and said he would remain in government for two months until major parties can reach an agreement.
Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najem has resigned, citing the #BeirutBlast and protests over the weekend. She is the third minister to resign after the blast, following the information and env/admin. dev. ministers.
Nine Lebanese MPs and three ministers resign from government.
Effigies of prominent political leaders, including former Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, were hanged from nooses, in some of the most explicit signs of public outrage the country has seen in years.
RUMINT: LF (15), Future (20) Movement, and PSP (8)are planning a joint resignation from the parliament.
Zeina Akar (Minjstry of Defense – Independent), Raoul Nehmi (Minister Of Economy – FPM), and Ghazi Wazni ( Minister of Finance – Amal) are currently considering to resign.