The Lebanese presidency, through its account on the site "Twitter" and published by the channel "new" Lebanese, statements to him, during a meeting with a delegation from the Maronite League.
Aoun said: "Lebanon needs a clean government, and the movement that happened opened the door to major reform."
"If there are obstacles before us, the people will return to the squares."
President Aoun to a delegation from the Maronite League: Lebanon will have a clean government, and the movement that has taken place has opened the door to major reform. pic.twitter.com/Sjhz75mqca
– Lebanese presidency (@lbpresidency) October 30, 2019
Aoun had appointed Hariri, the outgoing prime minister, to run the business until the new government was formed.
The General Directorate of the Presidency of the Republic, in a statement: "In accordance with the provisions of Article 69, paragraph 1 of the Constitution on cases in which the government is considered resigned, and after the resignation of its President Saad Hariri, His Excellency expressed his thanks to the Prime Minister and ministers and asked the government to continue to conduct business Pending the formation of a new government. "
Hariri submitted his resignation letter on Tuesday to Aoun, stressing that he is "convinced of the need to create a positive shock and to form a government capable of facing challenges."
Aoun is expected to begin political consultations, after which he will nominate the prime minister-designate in consultation with the speaker of the House of Representatives.
Protests have crippled all of Lebanon since October 17 at a time of worsening financial crisis, with banks continuing to shut for a tenth day and schools and some businesses shut down. The resignation will challenge Hezbollah. Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah has twice said he is against the move, citing the risk of a vacuum.