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A Lebanese minister expects Diab to announce the government’s resignation on Monday

Lebanese Public Works Minister Michel Najjar has announced that Prime Minister Hasan Diab plans to announce the resignation of the entire government en bloc this Monday after several members resigned in the past few hours. Single track.

Diab’s office has assured that the Prime Minister will speak to the nation at 7:30 p.m. (one hour less on mainland Spain), according to the NNA agency. The President had already mentioned the possibility of holding early elections to overcome the crisis triggered by the explosion in the port of Beirut.

Najjar has assured that Diab will resign, as several of his ministers have done since the weekend. They all moved away after the explosion that devastated the port of Beirut last Tuesday, leaving more than 150 dead and more than 5,000 injured.

A Lebanese minister expects Diab to announce the government’s resignation on Monday
A Lebanese minister expects Diab to announce the government’s resignation on Monday

The incident, which was attributed to the accidental explosion of 2,750 tons of improperly stored ammonium nitrate, has reactivated protests in Beirut and complaints against the government, which blame the protesters for the successive negligence and corruption that have affected the country in these recent countries Years.

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