Lebanon’s prime minister, Saad Hariri, has announced his resignation, in a move set to spark further uncertainty in a country paralysed by political dysfunction and nationwide protests. Hariri’s announcement came several hours after hundreds of youths overran protest sites in downtown Beirut, ransacking tents and stalls set up by demonstrators who, for the past 13 days, have demanded an overhaul of the ruling class and an end to rampant corruption.
Name: Saad al-Hariri
Company: Government of Lebanon
Branch: Politician – Prime Minister
Position: Prime Minister
Announcement Date: October 28, 2019, 11:00pm