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New Lebanese Government Announced – Only 1 Female Minister

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The new Lebanese government was just announced from the Baabda Palace by Fouad Fliefel, the cabinet’s secretary-general. It’s quite shameful that there’s only one female minister and that the minister of

New portfolios included for the first time an anti-corruption post and a Minister for Women’s Affairs.

Instead of the usual 24 ministers, there are now 30. The funny (read sad) part is that there is only 1 female minister. On top of that, there’s only one female minister and that the State Minister for Women’s Affairs is… not a woman.

Here’s the list of the (not so) new ministers:

– Ghassan Hasbani (Deputy PM and Health Minister, Lebanese Forces)

– Melhem Riachi (Information Minister, LF)

– Pierre Bou Assi (Social Affairs Minister, LF)

– Marwan Hamadeh (Education Minister, Progressive Socialist Party)

– Ayman Shqeir (State Minister for Human Rights, PSP)

– Talal Arslan (Minister of the Displaced, part of PSP’s share)

– Ghazi Zoaiter (Agriculture Minister, AMAL Movement)

– Ali Hassan Khalil (Finance Minister, AMAL Movement)

– Michel Pharaon (State Minister for Planning Affairs)

– Ali Qansou (State Minister for Parliament Affairs, Syrian Social Nationalist Party)

– Mohammed Fneish (Sport and Youth Minister, Hizbullah)

– Hussein al-Hajj Hassan (Industry Minister, Hizbullah)

– Jean Oghassabian (State Minister for Women’s Affairs, al-Mustaqbal Movement)

– Nouhad al-Mashnouq (Interior Minister, Mustaqbal)

– Mohammed Kabbara (Labor Minister, Mustaqbal)

– Jamal al-Jarrah (Telecommunications Minister, Mustaqbal)

– Moein al-Merehbi (State Minister for Refugee Affairs, Mustaqbal)

– Ghattas Khoury (Culture Minister, Mustaqbal)

– Yaaqoub al-Sarraf (Defense Minister, loyal to President Michel Aoun)

– Salim Jreissati (Justice Minister, loyal to President Michel Aoun)

– Jebran Bassil (Foreign Minister, Free Patriotic Movement)

– Pierre Raffoul (State Minister for Presidency Affairs, FPM)

– Cesar Abi Khalil (Energy and Water Minister, FPM)

– Nicolas Tueni (State Minister for Combating Corruption)

– Tareq al-Khatib (Environment Minister)

– Enaya Ezzeddine (State Minister for Administrative Development)

– Youssef Finianos (Public Works and Transport Minister, Marada Movement)

– Raed Khoury (Economy Minister)

– Ouadis Kedenian (Tourism Minister)

The Kataeb Party refused to take part in the cabinet after it was offered a state minister post, media reports said.

Kataeb chief “Sami Gemayel believes that what was offered to Kataeb was aimed at excluding it from the cabinet,” LBCI television reported.

Written by Editorial Staff

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