Lebanon justice minister resigns in wake of Beirut blast

Lebanon justice minister resigns in wake of Beirut blast

Beirut (UNA-OIC) – Lebanese Minister of Justice Marie-Claude Najm on Monday submitted her resignation to Prime Minister Hassan Diab, following last week’s huge explosion at the Beirut port, which left over 160 people dead and more than 6,000 injured.

Ms. Najm said in a statement that the current deep crisis and the exceptional circumstances in the country impose recourse to the will of the people in accordance with constitutional principles in democratic parliamentary systems.

Her resignation on Monday came a day after Environment Minister Kattar Demianos and Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad stepped down.

According to media reports, a cabinet meeting is scheduled for Monday, amid reports that the whole government might resign. If a total of seven ministers resign, the cabinet would effectively become a caretaker government.

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