October 29, 2019 / 3:57 PM / a month ago

Lebanon's Aoun will not request caretaker cabinet on Tuesday: source

FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's President Michel Aoun is pictured as he addresses the nation at the Baabda palace, Lebanon October 24, 2019. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun is studying Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s resignation letter and will not issue a request for the cabinet to take on a caretaker role on Tuesday, a source in the presidency said.

Hariri submitted his resignation on Tuesday, declaring he had hit a “dead end” in trying to resolve the country’s crisis amid an unprecedented wave of protests against Lebanon’s ruling elite.

Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Chris Reese

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