Lebanese government of January 2019

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On 31 January 2019, a new Lebanese government was formed, headed by Prime Minister Saad Hariri.[1] The government took nine months to form, following extended negotiations with various political factions. It is a national unity cabinet, and is composed of 30 ministers.

It has the highest number of women in a Lebanese cabinet, as it has four, occupying various ministries.[2]

After mass demonstrations Prime Minister Hariri resigned forcing the current government to resign.

Composition[edit]

Lebanese government of January 2019
Portfolio Minister Political affiliation Religious affiliation
Presidential share (5/30)
Minister of Defense Elias Bou Saab      Free Patriotic Movement Greek Orthodox
Minister of Justice Albert Serhan      Free Patriotic Movement Greek Orthodox
State Minister for Presidential Affairs Salim Jreissati      Free Patriotic Movement Greek Catholic
State Minister for Refugee Affairs Saleh Gharib      Lebanese Democratic Party Druze
State Minister for Foreign Trade Hassan Mrad      Union Party Sunni
Strong Lebanon Bloc (6/30)
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Gebran Bassil      Free Patriotic Movement Maronite
Minister of Economy and Trade Mansour Bteich      Free Patriotic Movement Maronite
Minister of Energy and Water Nada Boustani      Free Patriotic Movement Maronite
Minister of the Displaced Affairs Ghassan Atallah      Free Patriotic Movement Greek Catholic
Minister of Environment Fadi Jreissati      Free Patriotic Movement Greek Catholic
Minister of Tourism Avedis Guidanian      Tashnag Armenian Orthodox
Strong Republic Bloc (4/30)
Deputy Prime Minister Ghassan Hasbani (resigned)      Lebanese Forces Greek Orthodox
Minister of Social Affairs Richard Kouyoumdjian (resigned)      Lebanese Forces Armenian Catholic
Minister of Labor Camille Abou Sleiman (resigned)      Lebanese Forces Maronite
State Minister for Administrative Development May Chidiac (resigned)      Lebanese Forces Maronite
Democratic Gathering (2/30)
Minister of Education and Higher Learning Akram Chehayeb      Progressive Socialist Party Druze
Minister of Industry Wael Abou Faour      Progressive Socialist Party Druze
Future Movement and Prime Minister Share (6/30)
Prime Minister Saad Hariri      Future Movement Sunni
Minister of Telecommunications Muhammad Choucair      Future Movement Sunni
Minister of Interior and Municipalities Raya Haffar Hassan      Future Movement Sunni
Minister of Information Jamal Jarrah      Future Movement Sunni
State Minister for Technology and Investment Adel Afiouni      Azm Movement Sunni
State Minister for the Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth[3] Violette Khairallah Safadi      Future Movement Greek Orthodox
National Coalition (1/30)
Minister of Public Works and Transportation Youssef Finianos      Marada Movement Maronite
Development and Liberation Bloc (3/30)
Minister of Finance Ali Hassan Khalil      Amal Movement Shia
Minister of Culture Muhammad Daoud      Amal Movement Shia
Minister of Agriculture Hassan Lakkis      Amal Movement Shia
Loyalty to the Resistance Bloc (3/30)
Minister of Public Health Jamil Jabak      Hezbollah Shia
Minister of Youth and Sports Muhammad Fneish      Hezbollah Shia
State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Mahmoud Kmati      Hezbollah Shia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lebanon Announces the Formation of a New Government After a 9-Month Deadlock". Time. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  2. ^ "Record number of women in Lebanon cabinet". gulfnews.com. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  3. ^ "Name of ministerial portfolio modified to women's empowerment". WEEPortal. 2019-02-04. Retrieved 2019-02-05.