Geagea Urges Hariri to Resign, Calls on LF to Join Protests


Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Friday called on Prime Minister Saad Hariri to announce the government’s resignation, amid some of the biggest protests that the country has witnessed in years.

“I address a sincere call to PM Saad Hariri for the resignation of this government in light of its catastrophic failure in stopping the deterioration of the economic and living situations in the country which has plunged us into the current state,” Geagea said in a statement.

“I know the size of the efforts that PM Hariri exerted to address the situation, but the ministerial majority, unfortunately, was in another place,” Geagea added.

“The best that PM Hariri can offer in these critical and difficult moments is submitting the resignation of this government to pave the way for the formation of another totally different and new government that can lead the process of the desired economic rise in the country,” the LF leader went on to say.

Geagea later called on all LF members and supporters to "take part in the ongoing popular protests according to the approach and atmosphere of these protests, which means without party slogans or flags."

Comments 4
Thumb lebanonforever 18 October 2019, 13:23

Geagea is not like the rest you mentioned and although not without some historical mistakes, the LF remain Lebanese above all and poorer due to their more honest ways in a failed system, state and corrupt ridden Gov't

Thumb canadianleb 18 October 2019, 16:26

You all need to stop saying this guy is better than that guy etc.. they are ALL thieves and they ALL have blood on their hands

Missing rabiosa 18 October 2019, 17:31

As I've been saying, I hope they do not get a single penny from CEDRE as no reforms has been made. yet they keep on adding taxes here and there. Only thing left t is tax the air people breathe.

Let the system completely collapse, and the fundamental change from the ground up.

This is a dead republic as it currently stands. Nothing will save it.

Thumb thepatriot 18 October 2019, 18:32

Lebforever... yes... this was my position until the day he made peace with Aoun.
This was unacceptable.
You can’t say yes to the Devil!

To me... They can all go to hell now!