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Lebanon’s cabinet resigns and people still demand the president and other officials to step down

After the Beirut port explosion, the cabinet of Lebanon announced the resignation of all of them on the 10th, but this did not calm the people’s anger. On August 11, local time, angry and grieving protestors gathered near Beirut port, calling on the president and other officials of Lebanon to step down and take responsibility for the tragedy of the explosion. According to Reuters, some protestors chanted the names of the victims in the ruins near the port of Beirut on the 11th, including a poster of President Michel ORN of Lebanon with the words “he knows”, implying that the president knew the danger of ammonium nitrate in the port but did nothing. The protestors said they would continue to fight until the president and the speaker of Parliament all stepped down. < p > < p > president ORN of Lebanon has promised a quick and transparent investigation into the Beirut bombings. “I promise to the grieving people of Lebanon that I will work until the truth is revealed,” he tweeted on the 11th ORN asked the resigning prime minister, diab, and his cabinet to remain in office as a caretaker government until the formation of a new government. According to the Wall Street Journal on November 11, Lebanon’s leaders will focus on the formation of a government on the 12th, but any new government will have to fight against the worst economic crisis in Lebanon in a decade, facing the situation of bank insolvency, rising unemployment rate and severe foreign exchange shortage. At the same time, the new government has to meet the demands of angry protestors, who want all the country’s political elites to step down and be responsible for their years of corruption and accountability. While the political situation in Lebanon is turbulent, the new epidemic situation is deteriorating. According to Reuters, novel coronavirus pneumonia cases were confirmed in Lebanon on 300 July, 300 cases were fatal, 7 cases were recorded, and the number of new people increased by a single day. World Health Organization spokesman Tariq jasarevich said on the 11th that many people in Lebanon have been displaced, increasing the risk of the spread of the epidemic. At least 15 medical facilities were damaged in the explosion, and less than half of the 55 hospitals in Beirut were able to provide comprehensive services, the office for the coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a report on August 10. Skip to content

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