Lebanese government resigns

Lebanese government resigns
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  • calendar-gray 10 August 2020

The government of Prime Minister Hassan Diab resigned, Health Minister Hamad Hasan announced on Monday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"The whole government resigned," Hassan said, speaking to reporters after a cabinet meeting. Diab will make his way to the presidential palace to formally inform Michel Aoun and "hand over the resignation in the name of all the ministers," he added.

Diab and his cabinet will now continue work as a caretaker until a new government can be formed. The prime minister was expected to make a television address later Monday.

On Saturday, Diab called for new parliamentary elections to take place, saying the country could not escape the current "structural crisis" without a vote.

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