Hizbullah topples Lebanese gov't with 11th resignation

January 12, 2011 18:29

BEIRUT— Lebanon's national unity government has collapsed after Hizbullah ministers and their allies resigned over a UN-backed tribunal investigating the assassination of former prime minister Rafik Hariri.

The state-run National News Agency announced Wednesday that 11 ministers were stepping down from the 30-member Cabinet headed by Western-backed Saad Hariri, the slain prime minister's son.
Hizbullah needed the backing of more than a third of the ministers to bring down the government.

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