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.
The legality of the government was questioned when five Shia members left in November 2006. 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.
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.
|Portfolio||Minister||Political affiliation |
|Jihad Azour||Finance||Future Movement (pro-Hariri )|
|Charles Rizk||Justice||Independent (was pro-Lahoud) |
|Nayla Moawad||Social Affairs||Qornet Shehwan Gathering |
|Pierre Amine Gemayel (Assassinated on 21 November 2006)||Industry||Kataeb |
|Joseph Sarkis||Tourism||Lebanese Forces |
|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)|
|Michel Pharaon||Minister of State||Future Movement (pro-Hariri)|
|Nehme Tohmé||Refugees||Progressive Socialist Party |
|Armenian Orthodox Christian|
|Jean Oghassabian||Administrative Reforms||Future Movement (pro-Hariri)|
|Sami Haddad||Economy and Trade||Future Movement (pro-Hariri)|
|Fouad Siniora (considered resigned on 25 May 2008 because of the election of a new President)||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)|
|Fawzi Salloukh (resigned on 11 November 2006)||Foreign Affairs||Independent (Hezbollah-endorsed)|
|Muhammad Fneish (resigned on 11 November 2006)||Energy and Water||Hezbollah |
|Trad Hamadeh (resigned on 11 November 2006)||Labour||Hezbollah|
|Mohamad Jawad Khalifeh (resigned on 11 November 2006)||Health||Amal Movement |
|Talal Sahili (resigned on 11 November 2006)||Agriculture||Amal Movement|
|Marwan Hamadeh||Telecommunications||Progressive Socialist Party|
|Ghazi Aridi||Information||Progressive Socialist Party|
- Knudsen, Are (2007). "The Law, the Loss and the Lives of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon" (PDF). CMI 1. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- Khashan, Hilal (Winter 2011). "Saad Hariri's Moment of Truth". Middle East Quarterly. XVIII (1): 65-71. Retrieved 11 March 2013.