Published March 22, 2013
BEIRUT – 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.