Lebanon's unity government

A list of the 30 members of the Lebanese cabinet agreed after months of negotiations.

    Saad al-Hariri was able to form a cabinet after months of wrangling [EPA]

    Lebanon's new unity cabinet contains 15 members of the majority coalition led by Saad al-Hariri, 10 from the opposition bloc and another five appointed by Michel Sleiman, the president.

    The list below includes each member's political affiliation and the community they come from.

    Prime minister: Saad Hariri (majority, Sunni)

    Defence minister: Elias Murr (appointed by president, Greek Orthodox, unchanged). Murr was also appointed deputy premier.

    Foreign minister: Ali al-Shami (opposition, Shia)
    Interior minister: Ziad Baroud (appointed by president, Maronite, unchanged)

    Finance minister: Raya Haffar (majority, Sunni)
    Telecommunications minister: Charbel Nahhas (opposition, Catholic)

    Information minister: Tareq Mitri (majority, Greek Orthodox, unchanged)

    Justice minister: Ibrahim Najjar (majority, Greek Orthodox, unchanged)

    Public works and transport minister: Ghazi Aridi (majority, Druze, unchanged)

    Sports and youth minister: Ali Abdullah (opposition, Shia)

    Education minister: Hassan Mneimneh (majority, Sunni)

    Displaced persons minister: Akram Shehayeb (majority, Druze)

    Energy and water minister: Gibran Bassil (opposition, Maronite, moves from telecommunications)

    Labour minister: Boutros Harb (majority, Maronite)

    Agriculture minister: Hussein Hajj Hassan (opposition, Shia, Hezbollah)

    Health minister: Mohammad Khalifeh (opposition, Shia, unchanged)

    Social affairs minister: Salim Sayegh (majority, Maronite)

    Industry minister: Abraham Dadayan (opposition, Armenian Orthodox)

    Tourism minister: Fadi Abboud (opposition, Maronite)

    Culture minister: Salim Wardeh (majority, Catholic)

    Environment minister: Mohamed Rahhal (majority, Sunni)

    Economy and trade minister: Mohammed Safadi (majority, Sunni, unchanged)

    State minister for administrative development: Mohammed Fneish (opposition, Shia, Hezbollah, moves from labour)

    State minister for parliamentary affairs: Michel Pharaon (majority, Catholic)

    State minister: Adnan Sayyed Hussein (appointed by president, Shia)

    State minister: Wael Bou Faour (majority, Druze, unchanged)

    State minister: Adnan Qassar (appointed by president, Sunni)

    State minister: Yussuf Saadeh (opposition, Maronite)

    State minister: Jean Ogassapian (majority, Armenian, unchanged)

    State minister: Mona Ofeish (appointed by president, Greek Orthodox)

    SOURCE: Agencies


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