Top financial official resigns as Lebanon crisis deepens

Beirut (AFP) – A senior member of Lebanon’s finance ministry who is part of a government team negotiating with the International Monetary Fund resigned Monday over the mishandling of the country’s economic crisis.The move comes as talks stall between Lebanon and the International Monetary Fund to lift the nation out of its worst economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.Alain Bifani is the second member of the government’s negotiating team with the IMF to quit this month over the handling of the crisis by Lebanese officials.Speaking at a new conference, Bifani, who held the post of directo…

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