Lebanese government of July 2008

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This is the list of the Lebanese government that was formed by Fouad Siniora on 11 July 2008.[1] In the cabinet, the opposition had eleven of the thirty seats.[2]

Sect Minister Porfolio Political affiliation
Greek Orthodox Issam Abu Jamra Vice Prime Minister/Minister of State Free Patriotic Movement
Maronite Gebran Bassil Telecommunications Free Patriotic Movement
Maronite Mario Aoun Social Affairs Free Patriotic Movement
Greek Catholic Elias Skaff Agriculture Skaff Bloc
Armenian Alain Tabourian Power ARF
Shia Fawzi Salloukh Foreign Affairs closely affiliated with Hezbollah
Shia Mohammad Jawad Khalifeh Health Amal Movement
Shia Ghazi Zeaiter Industry Amal Movement
Shia Mohammad Fneish Labor Hezbollah
Shia Ali Qanso State SSNP
Druze Talal Arslan Youth and Sports LDP
Maronite Ziad Baroud Interior President close to Democratic Renewal
Greek Orthodox Elias Murr Defense President close to Murr Bloc
Greek Catholic Joe Takla State President
March 14 Alliance
Sunni Fouad Siniora Prime Minister /State Future Movement
Sunni Mohammad Chatah Finance Future Movement
Sunni Bahia Hariri Education Future Movement
Armenian Jean Ogasapian State Future Movement
Sunni Khaled Kabbani State Future Movement
Sunni Mohammad Safadi Economy and Trade Tripoli Bloc
Greek Orthodox Tarek Mitri Information Independent close to FM
Sunni Tammam Salam Culture Independent close to FM
Shia Ibrahim Chamssedine State for Administrative Development Affairs Independent
Greek Catholic Raymond Audi Displaced Independent close to the ex-Qornet Shehwan Gathering
Druze Ghazi Aridi Public Works PSP
Druze Wael Abou Faour State PSP
Maronite Nassib Lahoud State Democratic Renewal
Maronite Antoine Karam Environment Lebanese Forces
Greek Orthodox Ibrahim Najjar Justice Lebanese Forces
Maronite Elie Marouni Tourism Kataeb


  1. ^ "Profiles: Lebanon's new government". Lebanon Wire. 12 July 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  2. ^ David S. Sorenson (12 November 2009). Global Security Watch—Lebanon: A Reference Handbook: A Reference Handbook. ABC-CLIO. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-313-36579-9. Retrieved 16 January 2013.