Diab Meets Ministers Seeking to Submit Their Resignations

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Prime Minister Hassan Diab held a meeting Sunday with several ministers seeking to submit their resignations in connection with the catastrophic blast that rocked Beirut.

According to media reports, Environment Minister Demianos Qattar submitted a written resignation to Diab and efforts were being exerted with him to withdraw or suspend it.

The reports also said that Economy Minister Raoul Nehme has expressed desire to submit his resignation.

Information Minister Manal Abdul Samad had announced her resignation in the morning.

Industry Minister Imad Hoballah of Hizbullah meanwhile said: “Our responsibility is to fight corruption from inside… and we won't evade our responsibility.”

Annahar newspaper reported Sunday that the government “may resign today or more likely tomorrow during Cabinet’s session.”

It also said that “a political decision has been taken to topple the government in parliament” during a session that will be held on Thursday.

Seven MPs -- Sami Gemayel, Nadim Gemayel, Elias Hankash, Paula Yacoubian, Marwan Hamadeh, Neemat Frem and Michel Mouawad -- have meanwhile announced their resignation from parliament.

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Thumb tric.portugal 09 August 2020, 19:48

Macron order them to prometed the political chaos in Lebanon...

Default-user-icon Abruti (Guest) 09 August 2020, 20:09

Abruti

Missing marspluto 09 August 2020, 21:36

President Macron. Show respect.
President Macron is the president of orangina as he is French also. Remember the French saved his sorry ass when he thought he has some importance ?
May be we should sign a petition to have orangina stripped from his French nationality.

Default-user-icon sammy kudsi (Guest) 10 August 2020, 02:58

Questions: the Lebanese politicians running the country, where did they come from? Where were they raised? What nationality were their parents? Where were they schooled? The answer to all these questions is Lebanon/Lebanese. There is no magic wand to wave in order to end corruption. It is embedded in the Lebanese psyche, corruption is the norm. The current generation will be hard to change, you have to start with the new generation starting from the primary schooling years. Need to embed first class international school administrators and educators in the Lebanese education system, including ministry of education, to develop and implement the changes that will eventually spawn a generation that believe in the rule of law, abhor corruption and sneer at those who don''t. Cannot undo the past and cannot change this generation's behavior: you have to start fresh with the new one.

Thumb whyaskwhy 10 August 2020, 18:05

Thanks Sam, I have been on positng here for over 10 years and have been saying the same thing over and over again. The problem with LEbanon is the Lebanese thmeselves I am ashamed to say. Corruption and strife is in our culture as far back as I recall our nusrery stories are about the "smart one" who outwitted everyone else in one manner shape or form. People grow into a society that looks up to the local villian as a hero, be it political or other. If you want to get rid of corruption and strife in Lebanon implement education and start with teaching people history again and why we failed and we will continue to fail if we refuse to learn from our history.