BEIRUT. August 10, /TASS/. The Lebanese government resigns in full, Lebanon's health minister, Hamad Hasan said.
"Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab will soon announce the complete resignation of our government," he told journalists upon leaving the palace.
Public Works and Transport Minister Michel Najjar confirmed this decision of the government of technocrats. "We are not resigning to relieve ourselves of responsibility. Ministers will carry on with their duties until the new government is formed," he said.
As it was announced to journalists at the Serail Palace, the prime minister will officially announce the resignation of the government during his TV appearance at 19:30 (same time in Moscow).
The cabinet of technocrats was formed on January 21 and received a vote of confidence on February 11. Diab’s government was supported by the parliamentary majority led by the pro-presidential Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) and the Shiite Amal-Hezbollah tandem. Parties of the pro-Western camp declined to participate in the cabinet and joined the opposition.