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Lebanon President gives no ground after week of angry protests

Calls for the government's resignation have grown since protests engulfed Lebanon on October 17..

By Sunday Herald Team , in Middle East , at October 26, 2019

Calls for the government's resignation have grown since protests engulfed Lebanon on October 17. But officials have argued that the nation cannot afford a political vacuum at a time when its economy may be on the verge of collapse."I heard many calls for regime change. Our regime will not be removed based on protests on the ground. Of course, the regime needs developing because it has spent years in paralysis," Aoun said on Thursday. The President appealed to protesters to help expedite an ambitious economic reform program unveiled by Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Monday, and vowed to step up measures against government corruption. Aoun also called on protesters to end nationwide road closures that have paralyzed the country over the last seven days. His speech was met with derision at a protest in central Beirut on Thursday. A single grievance sent protesters to the streets, but wider discontent has kept them thereCrowds in downtown Beirut's Riad el Solh chanted: "All of them, means all of them and you are one of them!" The oft-repeated calRead More – Source

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