Lebanese government of July 2005

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This is the list of the Lebanese government that was formed by Fouad Siniora on 19 July 2005 after the general elections of 2005, who was appointed by then president Émile Lahoud. All the main political blocs were included in it except for the Free Patriotic Movement-led bloc headed by General Michel Aoun. Hezbollah were firstly represented in this cabinet.[1]

The legality of the government was questioned when five Shia members left in November 2006.[citation needed] The reason for their resignation was Siniora's eagerness to sign the UN draft plan for the foundation of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, which would search the assassination of Rafik Hariri, who was killed on 14 February 2005.[2]

On 24 November 2007, the government became an interim one following the end of the president's mandate. A new government shall be formed following the election of a new president.[citation needed]

Portfolio Minister Political affiliation [1]
Maronite Christians
Jihad Azour Finance Future Movement (pro-Hariri [2])
Charles Rizk Justice Independent (was pro-Lahoud) [3]
Nayla Moawad Social Affairs Qornet Shehwan Gathering [4]
Pierre Amine Gemayel (Assassinated on 21 November 2006) Industry Kataeb [4]
Joseph Sarkis Tourism Lebanese Forces [5]
Eastern Orthodox Christians
Tarek Mitri Culture Independent (was pro-Lahoud)
Yacoub Sarraf (resigned on November 11, 2006) Environment pro-Lahoud
Elias Murr Deputy Prime Minister and defence Independent (was pro-Lahoud)
Greek Catholics
Michel Pharaon Minister of State Future Movement (pro-Hariri)
Nehme Tohmé Refugees Progressive Socialist Party [6]
Armenian Orthodox Christian
Jean Oghassabian Administrative Reforms Future Movement (pro-Hariri)
Sami Haddad Economy and Trade Future Movement (pro-Hariri)
Sunni Muslims
Fouad Siniora (considered resigned on 25 May 2008 because of the election of a new President)[citation needed] Prime Minister Future Movement (pro-Hariri)
Hassan Sabeh Interior Future Movement (pro-Hariri)
Ahmad Fatfat Youth and Sport Future Movement (pro-Hariri)
Khaled Kabbani Education Future Movement (pro-Hariri)
Mohammad Safadi Transport and Public Buildings Future Movement (pro-Hariri)
Shiite Muslims
Fawzi Salloukh (resigned on 11 November 2006) Foreign Affairs Independent (Hezbollah-endorsed)
Muhammad Fneish (resigned on 11 November 2006) Energy and Water Hezbollah [7]
Trad Hamadeh (resigned on 11 November 2006) Labour Hezbollah
Mohamad Jawad Khalifeh (resigned on 11 November 2006) Health Amal Movement [8]
Talal Sahili (resigned on 11 November 2006) Agriculture Amal Movement
Marwan Hamadeh Telecommunications Progressive Socialist Party
Ghazi Aridi Information Progressive Socialist Party


  1. ^ Knudsen, Are (2007). "The Law, the Loss and the Lives of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon" (PDF). CMI 1. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Khashan, Hilal (Winter 2011). "Saad Hariri's Moment of Truth". Middle East Quarterly. XVIII (1): 65-71. Retrieved 11 March 2013.