Declaration of new Cabinet: 30 Ministers including 4 women ministers

Thu 31 Jan 2019 at 20:43 Politics


NNA - Premiership Secretary General Fouad Fleifel, on Thursday read out the three decrees pertaining to accepting the resignation of the Cabinet of PM Saad Hariri, designating Saad Hariri as head of the new government and forming the new Cabinet. The first two decrees were signed by President Michel Aoun, while the third decree was signed by both Aoun and Hariri.



The three decrees are notably:


-Decree of Accepting the Resignation:



The content of the decree number 4338 of accepting the resignation of Saad Hariri's Cabinet reads as follows:
"Based on item 53 of article 5 of the Constitution, and paragraph (H) of article 1 item 69, and in reference to the tendered resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the President of the Republic decrees the following:



Item one: The Cabinet headed by Saad Hariri is resigned



Item two: This article must be disseminated where needed and acted upon immediately.



Baabda on Thursday, January 18, 2019
President of the Republic, Michel Aoun



-Decree of Designating Saad Hariri:



Decree number 4339 named Saad Hariri as Head of Cabinet.


"Based on article 3 item 53 of the Constitution and decree number 4338, dated January 31, 2019, which considers the Cabinet headed by Saad Hariri as resigned, the President of the Republic decrees the following:



Item one: Saad Hariri is designated as Prime Minister


Item two: This decree must be published where needed and enacted upon once issued.


Baabda on Thursday, January 31, 2019
President of the Republic, Michel Aoun



-Decree of Forming the Cabinet


Decree number 4340 pertaining to forming the new government reads as follows:


"In accordance with the Constitution, particularly article 4 item 53, and based on decree number 4339 issued on January, 2019, which named Saad Hariri as Head of Cabinet, and upon the suggestion of the Prime Minister, the President of the Republic decrees the following:



Item one: Appointing the following Messrs.:


-Saad Hariri as Prime Minister


- Ghassan Hasbani as Vice Prime Minister


- Akram Shehayeb as Minister of Education and Higher Education


- Ali Hassan Khalil as Minister of Finance

- Mohammed Fneish as Youth and Sports Minister

-Gebran Bassil as Foreign Minister

- Wael Bou Faour as Minister of Industry


-Raya Hafar al-Hassan as Minister of Interior and Municipalities


-Salim Jreissati as Minister of State for Presidential Affairs


-Elias Bou Saab as Minister of National Defense


-Jamal Al Jarrah as Minister of Information


- Youssef Fenianos as Minister of Public Works and Transport


- Avedis Guidanian as Minister of Tourism
- Albert Sarhan as Minister of Justice


- Mahmoud Kumati as Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs


- Mansour Bteish as Minister of Economy and Trade


- Jamil Sobhi Jabak as Minister of Health


Kamil Abu Sleiman as Minister of Labor


- Richard Kyumijian, Minister of Social Affairs


- May Chidiac as Minister of State for Administrative Development Affairs


- Hassan Lakkis as Minister of Agriculture


- Mohammed Choucair as Minister of Communications


- Adel Afiouni as State Minister for Information Technology


- Fadi Jreissati as Minister of Environment


- Ghassan Atallah as Minister of the Displaced


- Hassan Murad as Minister of State for Foreign Trade Affairs


- Saleh AGharib as Minister of State for Displaced Affairs


- Mohammed Daoud Daoud as Minister of Culture

- Violet Khairallah as Minister of State for Women Affairs
- Nada Bustani as Minister of Energy and Water


Item two: This decree is to be published where needed and acted upon once issued.



Baabda on Thursday, January 31, 2019



Issued by President of the Republic Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri.



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