Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab, under protesters' pressure, agreed to hold early elections in the country, Al Arabiya reported.
The head of the Lebanese government confirmed his intention to submit a bill on early elections to the Council of Ministers. He has agreed that Lebanon is in a state of emergency, and it is impossible to get out of the current crisis, except through early parliamentary elections.
Diab noted that the Beirut port disaster was the result of corruption and mismanagement. The prime minister promised that he would be in charge of the government for two months until political parties reach an agreement on elections.
Demonstrations erupted in the center of the Lebanese capital amid intensive military and security deployments and the disaster in the explosion in Beirut, which killed more than 158 people, demanding the resignation of President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Hassan Diab.
As we reported before, Lebanese authorities have engaged Interpol to investigate explosions in Beirut, which killed more than 150 people.