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Wednesday, February 23, 2005 

Lebanese Government to quit

The entire Lebanese government has agreed to resign.

Prime Minister Omar Karami has said he and all his colleagues will step down as soon as replacements are found.

The decision follows widespread protests two days ago calling for the government to quit.

The move is an attempt to diffuse the growing public dissent, following the failure of Government-opposition talks on Monday.

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