Kataeb Party leader Sami Gemayel (C) announces the resignation of his party's two ministers from the Cabinet, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Kataeb Party leader Sami Gemayel Tuesday announced the resignation of his two ministers from the Cabinet, saying he no longer saw the point of participating in a corrupt and lazy government.Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi and Economy Minister Alain Hakim are the second and third ministers to resign from the current government formed in February 2014 .Prime Minister Tammam Salam has reportedly appointed Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk and Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan to serve as the acting labor and economy ministers, respectively.The State Security crisis has also been a point of dispute in the Cabinet, further frustrating the Kataeb Party and other Christian ministers such as those from the Free Patriotic Movement.All the ministers had agreed in April to task Prime Minister Tammam Salam with negotiating a solution to the crisis several months after it had broken out, deepening divisions within the Cabinet.
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