Mikati resigns after cabinet dispute over a new election law
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati resigned after a cabinet dispute over a new election law.
"There is no way to be loyal to Lebanon and protect it other than through dialogue that opens the way to the formation of a salvation government that represents all Lebanese political powers and takes responsibility for saving the nation," Najib Mikati said late Friday in a speech broadcast live.
Mikati expressed support regarding new elections law and said elections must be held on time.
Mikati said his resignation would be "an impetus for leaders to shoulder their responsibilities," urging political parties to "come together to bring Lebanon out of the unknown."
Mikati warned that dialogue was the only way to save Lebanon and in order to save Lebanon new cabinet must surely be formed.
On the other hand,Lebanese President Michel Suleiman must accept Mikati's resignation to call the resignation as official.
Saturday, March 23, 2013