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Lebanese minister of information resigns, first loss of government after explosions in Beirut

August 9, 2020

Dissatisfaction with the government is growing in the streets and among the political and religious classes

MADRID, August 9th (EUROPE PRESS) –

Lebanese information minister Manal Abdel Samad announced his resignation this Sunday, marking the first loss in the government after the explosions that devastated the port of Beirut last Tuesday.

Lebanese minister of information resigns, first loss of government after explosions in BeirutLebanese minister of information resigns, first loss of government after explosions in Beirut

“After the enormous disaster in Beirut, I announce my resignation from the government,” said Abdel Samad in a brief statement from the official NNA news agency.

In addition, the former minister has apologized to the Lebanese for “failing to fulfill their aspirations”. The change continues to resist, “he admitted.

Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti resigned just a day before the explosions in Beirut to protest the government’s poor performance and warned that Lebanon could become a “failed state”.

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