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Beirut Explosion: Lebanese Prime Minister Resigns

Following the explosion that rocks Beirut, the Lebanese capital, there are strong indications that Lebanon’s prime minister and his cabinet are set to resign.

Reports in the country claimed that the Prime Minister, Hassan Diab will address the nation on Monday night.

According to Daily Mail, the government is under mounting pressure to step down amid public outrage over the blast.

Following the explosion, the country’s Justice Minister has already stepped down and the finance minister set to follow.

Also, the information and environment Ministers quit on Sunday as well as several lawmakers.

Lebanese Prime Minister Resigns

Finance Minister, Ghazi Wazni, a key negotiator with the IMF over a rescue plan to help Lebanon exit a financial crisis, prepared his resignation letter and brought it with him to a cabinet meeting.

Lebanese Prime Minister Resigns
Lebanese Prime Minister Resigns over the explosion that rocks Beirut, the country’s capital.

You will recall that the explosion killed at least 163 people, injured more than 6,000 and destroyed swathes of the bustling Mediterranean capital.

However, the cabinet resolved to refer the investigation of the blast to the judicial council, the highest legal authority whose rulings cannot be appealed.

Earlier, Lebanon’s president had said explosive material was stored unsafely for years at the port adding that investigation would be conducted to consider whether the cause was external interference as well as negligence or an accident.

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