Saad Hariri announced his resignation from the position of prime minister on Nov. 4, 2017. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)
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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri's shock resignation Saturday drew swift reactions from Lebanon's politicians and officials with even members of the Premier's own party expressed surprise at the move.Aoun, a statement from the presidency's office said, is waiting for Hariri's return from Riyadh to inform him about the circumstances of the resignation and for the consecutive actions to be taken.Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt criticized Hariri's decision to resign saying that Lebanon is too weak to bear the consequences of this move.
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