Minister Ashraf Rifi arrives to attend a Cabinet session in Beirut, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Now former Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi's resignation Sunday sparked several different reactions from a number of Lebanon's officials, with one considering it a result of pressure from the head of Rifi's party."After Rifi's (arrogant) stance over Saad [Hariri], the latter told him: you don't represent me, and now he's throwing his resignation at Hezbollah," the pro-March 8 official said on Twitter. He was referring to Hariri's disassociation from Rifi after he stormed out of a Cabinet meeting last week in protest over the Cabinet's failure to transfer the case of Michel Samaha to the Judicial Council, as Rifi had proposed.
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