Monday, 06 December 2021 12:06 GMT

Lebanese president will not accept PM's resignation yet


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) BEIRUT: Lebanon's President Michel Aounwill not decide whether to accept or reject the resignation ofprime minister Saad al-Hariri until Hariri returns to Lebanon toexplain his reasons, sources at the presidential palace said onSunday.

Hariri left Lebanon for Saudi Arabia on Friday and resignedon Saturday in a televised statement that took the Lebanesepolitical establishment by surprise.

There is no obvious successor to Hariri and by refusing toaccept his resignation, Aoun is seen to be delaying politicalconsultations on a new prime minister.

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