Following last week’s deadly explosion in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, the entire Lebanon government has resigned from its post.
There was tremendous pressure from the people of Lebanon on the government, which has been accused of mismanaging, negligence and unprecedented corruption. Several protests have been staged, since the blast day, across Lebanon against the government.
Following this, the Lebanese government has resigned. Prime Minister Hassan Diab in a statement said:
“I set out to combat corruption, but I discovered that corruption is bigger than the state. I declare today the resignation of this government. God bless Lebanon.” He further goes on to add, “we are facing an earthquake that struck the country, with all its humanitarian, social, economic and national repercussions.”
After the announcement of resignation, President Michel Aoun has asked the government to stay and take the caretaker role until a new cabinet is formed.
The blast in Lebanon’s capital Beirut on August 2 killed over 160 people and left 6000+ injured