Lebanon's prime minister announced the resignation of his pro-Syrian government as tens of thousands of opposition demonstrators rallied outside parliament.
President Emile Lahoud accepted Omar Karami's resignation today and asked him to continue in a caretaker capacity.
The parliament convened for a vote of
confidence two weeks after the killing of former Prime
Minister Rafik Hariri, who had resigned in October in a
dispute over Syria's role in the country.