Lebanese Christian leader calls for govt resignation amid protests

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of the Maronite Christian Lebanese Forces party urged the government on Friday to resign as protesters rallied across the country for the second day, blaming the political elite for an economic crisis. 'The best Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri can offer in these critical and difficult moments is the resignation of his government to allow the formation of an entirely different one that can lead the economic revival needed in the country,' Samir Geagea said in a tweet. (Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Samia Nakhoul)

Reuters October 19, 2019 00:10:47 IST
Lebanese Christian leader calls for govt resignation amid protests

Lebanese Christian leader calls for govt resignation amid protests

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of the Maronite Christian Lebanese Forces party urged the government on Friday to resign as protesters rallied across the country for the second day, blaming the political elite for an economic crisis.

"The best Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri can offer in these critical and difficult moments is the resignation of his government to allow the formation of an entirely different one that can lead the economic revival needed in the country," Samir Geagea said in a tweet.

(Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Samia Nakhoul)

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