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Member of Beirut Municipality resigns
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BEIRUT: A member of the Beirut Municipality resigned for health reasons, the National News Agency said Thursday.

Issam Bashir Barghout told the state-run agency that he handed in his resignation for health reasons, denying reports that his decision was due to disputes with other members of the municipality council.

Beirut Mayor Bilal Hamad contacted Barghout and asked him to take back his decision because he considered him "the spiritual head" of the council, the NNA said.

 
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