Lebanon’s New Government

Five months after the June 7 elections, and following protracted wrangling between the different Lebanese political factions over the allocation of portfolios, the proposed members of the Council of Ministers were today announced by President Michel Sleiman and the Prime Minister designate, Saad Hariri. In accordance with Article 64(2) of the Constitution, the new Government now has 30 days to prepare its statement of policy and to present that statement of policy to Parliament for a vote of confidence.

A Council of Ministers has been agreed

Five months after the June 7 elections, and following protracted wrangling between the different Lebanese political factions over the allocation of portfolios, the proposed members of the Council of Ministers were today announced by President Michel Sleiman and the Prime Minister designate, Saad Hariri MP. In accordance with Article 64(2) of the Constitution, the new Government now has 30 days to prepare its statement of policy and to present that statement of policy to Parliament for a vote of confidence.

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