BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s state news agency says the justice minister has resigned in protest, the third Cabinet member to do so following last week’s devastating explosion in Beirut.
Marie-Claude Najm’s resignation on Monday came a day after the ministers of information and environment stepped down.
A Cabinet meeting is scheduled for Monday, amid reports that the whole government might resign. If a total of seven ministers resign, the Cabinet would effectively become a caretaker government.
The explosion, along with a severe economic crisis, has been widely blamed on decades of corruption and misrule by Lebanon’s entrenched political class.
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