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Chapter : Lebanese Prime Minister and Cabinet on Protests, Port Explosion, and Resignations : January 21, August 5, and August 10, 2020
Lebanese Prime Minister and Cabinet on Protests, Port Explosion, and Resignations : January 21, August 5, and August 10, 2020
With an economy in a downward spiral, an angry public taking to the streets to protest government corruption, and a caretaker government in place, Lebanon faced multiple challenges early in 2020. A new government was appointed in January but was unable to pass reforms demanded by the public and urged by the international community. A major explosion at the Port of Beirut in August compounded the new government’s challenges, prompting the prime minister and cabinet to resign less than six months after taking office. Their resignations created another ...