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Cabinet accepts acting Beirut governor's resignation

North Lebanon Governor Nassif Qaloush. (The Daily Star/Stringer)

BEIRUT: The Cabinet accepted Friday the official resignation of Beirut’s acting Governor Nassif Qaloush, weeks after a former employee accused him of sexual harassment.

During a government session at Baabda Palace, ministers approved the resignation of Qaloush and appointed Ziyad Shbib to the post.

Last month, a former employee Hoda Sankari publicly released a covertly filmed video appearing to show Qaloush making inappropriate overtures.

In the video, Sankari speaks to a camera and accuses Qaloush of sexually harassing her before showing footage of an incriminating conversation between them.

Qaloush has filed lawsuit against her for fabricating the allegations against him.

 

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