Lebanon's Prime Minister Mikati resigns
Posted : Friday, 22 March 2013 12:51PM
BEIRUT (Reuters) - 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.
(Reporting by Laila Bassam)
(c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2013. Check for restrictions at: http://about.reuters.com/fulllegal.asp