Gulf News reports:
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab, submitted his resignation on Monday to Lebanese president Micheal Aoun since a deadly blast blamed on state negligence ripped through the capital.
The explosion, along with a severe economic crisis, has been widely blamed on decades of corruption and misrule by Lebanon’s entrenched political class.
Lebanon’s cabinet faced mounting pressure on Monday to step down after a massive explosion that has ignited anti-government protests and resignations by several ministers, with the justice minister the latest to go.
BREAKING: Lebanon’s Prime Minister has announced the resignation of the country’s government.
— SkyNews (@SkyNews) August 10, 2020
BREAKING: Lebanon’s prime minister and cabinet have resigned amid massive protests in the aftermath of the deadly explosion in Beirut that killed more than 160 people, injured 6,000 and left roughly 250,000 homeless.https://t.co/6QBFSOYX3c
— Axios (@axios) August 10, 2020
Lebanon’s prime minister and his cabinet resigned as last week’s explosion triggered protests seeking to overturn the country’s political elite https://t.co/J6xm5cHpfF
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 10, 2020
— WION (@WIONews) August 10, 2020