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Lebanon president accepts gov't resignation after Beirut blast

2020-08-11 09:09:52       source:The Aljazeera

August 11, 2020

Lebanon's government has stepped down as Prime Minister Hassan Diab blamed endemic corruption for a devastating explosion last week that tore through the capital.

President Michel Aoun accepted Diab's resignation on Monday and asked the government to stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new cabinet was formed.

Tensions have been boiling over in the country following the massive explosion at Beirut's port that killed some 200 people and wounded 6,000 others, according to the latest tally. 

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