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Lebanese Prime Minister announced his resignation

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

29th Oct, 2019. 11:23 pm
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation.
Be clear that Protests against Saad have been going on for the past two weeks in the country.
Arab media said, Due to the protests Saad Al Hariri has announced his resignation.
Saad Hariri announced his resignation during a brief address to the nation on TV.
In his address, he said, I am resigning from the prime ministry.
He also said, I will go to the Presidential Palace and hand it over to President Michel Aoun.
The President may decide on his discretion, he added.

Earlier in last week thousands of demonstrators have gathered on streets of Lebanon for a fifth day of anti-government protests.

According to Arab media, the demonstrators were demanding a sweeping overhaul of Lebanon’s political system, citing grievances ranging from austerity measures to poor infrastructure.

The rising cost of living and new tax plans, including a fee on WhatsApp calls, which was quickly retracted after protests broke out.

The protests followed a build-up in grievances over perceived government corruption, mismanagement of funds and a failure to address high unemployment.

Lebanon has one of the highest public debt burdens in the world and the government is trying to reach agreement on a package of belt-tightening measures to cap the deficit in next year’s budget.

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