The resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his cabinet was one of the main demands of Lebanon‘s protest movement.

After nearly two weeks of mass protests over corruption and economic hardship, Hariri has been forced to step down.

He handed his resignation to President Michel Aoun, who has accepted it and has now tasked Hariri to lead a caretaker government.

But many protesters say this is not enough and are demanding the president also resigns and parliamentary elections be held.

There is concern that this could lead to a power vacuum in Lebanon.

What happens next and what would another power vacuum mean?

Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault

Guests:

Omar Nashabe – Political analyst and former advisor on human rights at the Ministry of Interior in Lebanon

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