Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati resigns

By REUTERS
March 23, 2013 01:12

 
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BEIRUT - Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced his resignation on Friday after Shi'ite group Hezbollah and its allies blocked the creation of a body to supervise parliamentary elections and opposed extending the term of a senior security official.

"I announce the resignation of the government," Mikati told a news conference in the government offices overlooking central Beirut.

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