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Lebanon's state news agency says Prime Minister Najib Mikati will announce resignation

Lebanon's state news agency says Prime Minister Najib Mikati will announce his resignation.

The National News Agency said late Friday that Mikati would soon give a speech announcing his decision, but gave no further details.

Lebanese media have speculated that Mikati would quit his post due to a parliamentary impasse over the extension of the tenure of Lebanon's police chief, Maj. Gen. Ashraf Rifi.

Shiite militant group Hezbollah, which dominates the parliament, considers Rifi a foe and has said it won't support the extension.

Mikati's resignation would need to be accepted by President Michel Suleiman before it becomes official.

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