Here Are The Latest Updates About The Government Formation In Lebanon

Arab News

Media reports said that the formation of the new government has become imminent and the line-up will be officially announced next week at the latest.

“The cabinet format needs some final touches that are awaiting PM-designate Najib Mikati’s return from New York,” al-Joumhouria newspaper quoted informed sources as saying.

The sources also added that 20 out of 24 ministers in the caretaker cabinet will remain unchanged in the new line-up and that the ministers who will be changed are Economy Minister Amin Salam, Minister of the Displaced Issam Sharafeddine, Finance Minister Youssef Khalil, and a “Christian minister.”

Earlier, former minister Saleh al-Gharib, who is close to Lebanese Democratic Party leader ex-MP Talal Arslan, said that no one has discussed with him the issue of being appointed as a minister in the new government.

Related: President Aoun Insists On Naming Two Ministers In The Awaited Government Formation

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