Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has announced that he will offer the resignation of himself and his government, in response to the past thirteen days of protests in the country.
“I have reached a dead end today. I will head to the Baabda Palace to submit the government’s resignation to President Michel Aoun,” Hariri stated in Tuesday.
Many Lebanese political parties, including Hezbollah and the Amal Movement, had earlier asked Hariri to not resign, calling such a move a in escape from the government’s real duties.
Nabih Berri, Speaker of the Lebanese parliament, has already condemned Hariri’s decision, stating that “Changing the government’s components does not solve the crisis, but complicates it further, and will diminish the possibility of forming a new one in the foreseeable future, which opens the country to an unknown fate. ”
Hezbollah, Amal and other member parties of the pro-Resistance and anti-imperialist March 8 Alliance have called on Hariri to focus his efforts on meeting the social and economic demands of the protesters instead, rather than leaving his post