Lebanese government of January 2020

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A new parliamentary cabinet was formed in Lebanon on 21 January 2020, headed by Prime Minister Hassan Diab, following much controversy regarding the independence and political affiliation of the cabinet members. [1] [2] The new head of cabinet was appointed by President Michel Aoun following the resignation of former PM Saad Hariri due to the 2019–20 Lebanese protests, also known as the October revolution.[3] [4] Diab presented the new cabinet as "technocratic", with the belief that the members would operate without loyalties to their respective political parties and endorsers. The main controversy being that the new cabinet consists only of people who are endorsed by or are members of political factions, whose involvement was the initial reason behind the protests.[5] [6]

It comprises six women, more than any previous Lebanese government.[7].


Lebanese government of January 2020
Portfolio Minister Political affiliation
Prime Minister Hassan Diab Independent
Minister of Education and Higher Learning Tarek Majzoub Independent
Minister of Telecommunications Talal Hawwat Independent
Minister of Interior and Municipalities Mohammed Fahmi Independent
Minister of Environment and Administrative Development Demianos Kattar Independent
Minister of Tourism and Social Affairs Ramzi Mcharrafieh Independent
Minister of Information Manal Abdel Samad Independent
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Zeina Akar Independent
Minister of Energy and Water Raymond Ghajar Independent
Minister of Justice Marie-Claude Najm Independent
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Nassif Hitti Independent
Minister of Economy and Trade Raoul Nehme Independent
Minister of the Displaced Affairs Ghada Chreim Independent
Minister of Labor Lamia Yammine Independent
Minister of Public Works and Transportation Michel Najjar Independent
Minister of Youth and Sports Vartiné Ohanian Independent
Minister of Finance Ghazi Wazni Independent
Minister of Culture and Agriculture Abbas Mortada Independent
Minister of Industry Imad Hoballah Independent
Minister of Public Health Hamad Ali Hassan Independent


Preceded by
Lebanese government of January 2019
List of Lebanese governments Incumbent


  1. ^ January 2020, Naharnet Newsdesk 21; 22:03. "New Lebanese Government Formed after 3 Months of Political Vacuum". Naharnet. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  2. ^ https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/lebanon-announces-formation-government-200121200947113.html
  3. ^ https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/hezbollah-backed-hassan-diab-lebanon-pm-191219155153401.html
  4. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/29/world/middleeast/saad-hariri-stepping-down-lebanon.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur
  5. ^ https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/21/world/lebanon-prime-minister-govt-intl/index.html
  6. ^ https://en.annahar.com/article/1109464-lebanons-cabinet-lineup-who-are-our-ministers
  7. ^ "وكالة القدس للأنباء - الإعلان عن تشكيل الحكومة اللبنانية ولأول مرة تنصيب إمراة وزيرة للدفاع". alqudsnews.net. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  8. ^ https://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2020/01/22/Who-s-who-in-Lebanon-s-new-government.html