Lebanon announces cabinet line-up

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:

  • wilypagan

    Looks like the posters for "Americas Most Wanted". When will they be arrested and put in the slammer where they can not harm anyone?

    June 21, 2011

  • wilypagan

    From time to time the tree of liberty must be nourished with the blood of tyrants and patriots. Just a suggestion...

    June 21, 2011

  • a person that loves Lebanon

    Lebanon Politics sucks, they need to change all these old ... politicians that have only one thing in their mind ( ME ME ME ) but not the best for Lebanon the country & let the general public elect new young fresh educated members. No wonder why all the smart educated young Lebanese want to leave this most beautiful country in the world & go live abroad where they are respected as humans not as animals. Spread the word people who cares

    June 19, 2011

  • Lebanese

    It is very rare, in Lebanon history, to see ministries assigned to people who really know their functions. i don't believe that a minister role would be to manage only. A minister should a strong experience and achievements in the area for which he is responsible for. How can Lebanon prosper with such mediocre ministers.That is really shame.

    June 14, 2011

  • Nowell

    A sad day ! when will the Lebanese WAKE up to the fact their politicians are not their leaders but their dividers. As long as WE allow them to continue with this archaic Feudalism, they will continue to suck the Life & Soul out of us and our Lebanon. They have been dividing the PIE between them for too long. We need to UNITE and relinquish the safty of Silence, in unity we have power, in Unity the seemingly impossible is possible.

    June 14, 2011

  • Change and Reform 2011 - 2222

    Gebrans sons ? you may believe in what they thought you but keep in mind the prices of the appartemnts in lebanon and the prices of the gazoline annd the 100% inflation rate then talk about economic instability... you may have lived like a lord for maybe 10 years but CHANGE HAS FINALLY arrived AOUNAK JEYI MEN ELLAH YA LOUBNAN EL 9ALI wether you like or not this is the new majority and we have come to save lebanon from thieves (...)

    June 14, 2011

  • fad

    Pathetic. Nepotism. Tribalism. Feudalism. They may wear suits and drive cars but really are still stuck in the dark ages. Politicians should be brought in for their credentials and most of these have none. What a joke bringing in an energy minister who did nothing to restore the electricity in the last few years. Get them bigger bank account! After all that is why they are politicians.

    June 14, 2011

  • no_one

    This is the result of a compromising long lasted period of 14th of march cabinet, they kept giving and giving until they were swallowed by the whales. What a shame for Lebanon and for the Lebanese people

    June 14, 2011

  • Really

    Its disgusting that we still have to put "Sect" as credentials.

    June 13, 2011

  • F-Kay

    Sad day for Lebanon. We all thought we would never see these people again .. boy were we wrong! At a time when the whole region is going through a fight for its life to bring change, the Lebanese cabinet resembles more than Reich cabinet than it does anything else....

    June 13, 2011


    A dark day in Lebanese history. Miquati and Suleiman just threw Lebanon to the wolves, to the puppets of the two remaining regional tyrants, setting up Lebanon against the international community that will destroy our economy, dignity and freedom. All good and effective ministers who protected Lebanon’s freedom and sovereignty are gone (Baroud, Rahal, Khalife, Najjar, Sayegh, Mitri, Murr). They are replaced by the Basij, Kanso, Assad’s Marada and Aoun’s political mafia. Aoun understanding of reform is like Khadafi understanding of democracy. Both share same mental instability and intellectual sterility. Aoun only accomplishments were to divide Christians, attack Bkirki and moderate Sunnis, justify Hizbollah’s arms and actions, poison our relations with the West, destroy our economy, and place Lebanon under the control of Basij and Mukhabarat. The Silent Majority rejects this insulting government. Only a short time before all puppets of Assad and Ahmadinajad are brought to justice.

    June 13, 2011