Lebanon’s Government Resigns After Public Lashes Anger

Lebanon’s Government Resigns After Public Lashes Anger

On Tuesday, the government of Lebanon resigned despite witnessing the public’s anger over the devastating explosion. The massive explosion has affected most of the parts of Beirut and took away the lives of 200 people while making hundreds critically injured. 

On Monday, the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Hassan Diab, announced the government’s resignation on a national TV. After this, most of the natives accuse the country’s political leaders of their corruption and negligence. 

Protesters continue to clash with the police officers for the third day as well. 

Meanwhile, the President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun, asked the government to say and act as a caretaker until a new cabinet is not formed. 

Mr. Diab, the Prime Minister of Lebanon who was appointed for this role in January, said- “gone to great lengths to lay out a road map to save the country”. Source: BBC. 

Further, he continued- but Lebanon’s corruption was “bigger than the state” and “a very thick and thorny wall separates us from change; a wall fortified by a class that is resorting to all dirty methods in order to resist and preserve its gains”, Source: BBC. 

“They knew that we pose a threat to them and that the success of this government means a real change in this long-ruling class whose corruption has asphyxiated the country,” he stated—source: BBC.

With this, he paid emphasis on responsibilities and said- “Today we follow the will of the people in their demand to hold accountable those responsible for the disaster that has been in hiding for seven years, and their desire for real change,” Source: BBC. 

Last year, protests in the country led to the immediate formation of the government. 

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Source: BBC