A day after Prime Minister Saad Hariri responded to the anti-government protesters and submitted his government’s resignation to President Michel Aoun, the Lebanese Presidency account on twitter announced that the President will be addressing the Lebanese people on Thursday night at 8 PM.
In the tweet, the Lebanese presidency account stated, “President Aoun sends a message to the Lebanese at 8 PM on Thursday to mark the third anniversary of his take over of the constitutional powers, discussing in it the current developments.”
الرئيس عون يوجه رسالة الى اللبنانيين عند الساعة الثامنة من مساء غد الخميس لمناسبة الذكرى الثالثة لتوليه سلطاته الدستورية، يتناول فيها التطورات الراهنة
This past Tuesday, on the 12th day of the protests happening across Lebanon, Prime Minister Saad Hariri addressed the Lebanese in a small speech announcing the resignation of his government:
“I will resign from the government,” stressing that “our responsibility today is to protect Lebanon and prevent the arrival of fires, adding “I put my resignation at the disposal of Aoun and all the Lebanese.”
Earlier on Wednesday, a day after PM Hariri’s resignation, President Aoun accepted the resignation of the prime minister and asked him to stay on as caretaker prime minister pending formation of the new government.
During a meeting in Baabda with a delegation from the Maronite League, President Aoun described that new to-be-formed government as “a clean one.”
“Lebanon will have a clean government and the protests that happened have opened the door to major reform,” he stated and warned, “Should obstacles arise in our way, the people will return anew to the squares,” he told the delegation