A Lebanese cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Najib Mikati, was formed on Monday after almost five months of deliberations between the March 8 parties.
The detailed cabinet lineup was announced by the Cabinet Secretary General Suheil Bouji, who officially declared the resignation of outgoing PM Saad Hariri’s government and the appointment of Najib Mikati as premier.
The March 14 alliance had announced that it will not take part in the Mikati cabinet following the forced collapse of Saad Hariri’s unity government in January.
Meanwhile, Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan resigned from the newly formed cabinet an hour of its announcement and slammed Mikati.
“I am not proud to be seated in a cabinet headed by Mikati,” Arslan said, after he was appointed minister of state, a move he had warned against.
The following is a list of the newly-appointed ministers: