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    I am removing the following text pending improvement:
    “One person WikiTribune spoke to{{who?}} said that Hariri’s resignation is unconstitutional because under Lebanese law, the prime minister must give a resignation to the president personally. WikiTribune was unable to immediately verify this information.{{why are we publishing it then?}}”

    The notes I added a pretty self-explanatory. We should not be citing an anonymous source in the first place, but citing an anonymous source for something that we haven’t confirmed is way way out of line.

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      Understood. I attributed the statement to Zahera Harb and added a link to the Lebanese constitution.

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    “All the other experts WikiTribune spoke to agreed.”

    Can we rewrite to say “WikiTribune spoke to X# of journalists and analysts, and they all agreed.” Or something similar that conveys the number of experts we spoke to, and the sorts of people we’re citing as experts.

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      I would go even further – we need to specify who we spoke to, by name, and what they said, with an exact quote and preferably audio and a transcript of at least the relevant parts of the conversation.

      If there is a reason why some “experts” need to remain anonymous, we should explain to the reader why.

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    Article 53 [List of Additional Presidential Powers]
    (…)
    3. The President alone issues the Decree which designates the Prime Minister.
    4. He issues, in agreement with the Prime Minister, the decree appointing the Cabinet and the decrees accepting the resignation of Ministers.
    5. He issues, on his own authority, the decrees accepting the resignation of the Cabinet or considering it resigned.

    http://www.servat.unibe.ch/icl/le00000_.html

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      Thanks Michael.

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