Declaration of new Cabinet: 30 Ministers, 5 innovative Ministries

Sun 18 Dec 2016 at 22:47 Politics

NNA - Three decrees pertaining to accepting the resignation of the Cabinet of PM Tammam Salam, designating Saad Hariri to form the new government and the new cabinet formation were issued on Sunday. The first two decrees were signed by President Michel Aoun, while the third decree was signed by both Aoun and Hariri.


The decrees were announced by Premiership Secretary General Fouad Fleifel, as outlined below:


- Decree of Accepting the Resignation


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


Item one: The Cabinet headed by Mr. Tammam Salam has resigned


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


Baabda on Sunday, December 18, 2016


President of the Republic, Michel Aoun



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- Decree of Designating Saad Hariri


Decree number 2 named Mr. Saad Hariri as Head of Cabinet.


"Based on article 3 item 53 of the Constitution and decree number 1, dated December 18, 2016, which considers the Cabinet headed by Mr. Tammam Salam as resigned, the President of the Republic decrees the following:


Item one: Mr. Saad Hariri is designated as Prime Minister


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



Baabda on Sunday, December 18, 2016


President of the Republic, Michel Aoun



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- Decree of Forming the Cabinet


Decree number 3 pertaining to forming the new government reads as follows:


"In accordance with the Constitution, particularly article 4 item 53, and based on decree number 2 issued on December 18, 2016, which named Mr. 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 and Minister of Public Health


Marwan Hamadeh as Minister of Education and Higher Learning


Talal Erslan as Minister of Displaced


Ghazi Zeaiter as Minister of Agriculture


Michel Pharaon as State Minister for Planning Affairs


Ali Qansou as State Minister for Parliament Council Affairs


Ali Hassan Khalil as State Minister for Financial Affairs


Mohamad Fneish as Youth and Sports Minister


Jean Ogassapian as State Minister for Women Affairs


Yaacoub Sarraf as National Defense Minister


Gebran Bassil as Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister


Hussein Hajj Hassan as Industry Minister


Selim Jreissaty as Justice Minister


Nuhad el-Mashnouq as Interior and Municipalities Minister


Mohamad Kabbara as Labor Minister


Ayman Shkeir as State Minister for Human Rights Affairs


Jamal el-Jarrah as Tele-Communications Minister


Mou'een el-Merehbi as State Minister for Refugees


Ghattas Khoury as Culture Minister


Pierre Raffoul as State Minister for Presidential Affairs


Ncoula Tueini as State Minister for Combating Corruption


Tarek Khatib as Environment Minister


Inaya Ezzeddine as State Minister for Administrative Development Affairs


Youssef Finianos as Public Works and Transportation Minister


Melhem Riachi as Information Minister


Pierre Bou Assi as Social Affairs Minister


Oadis Kadenian as Tourism Minister


Cesar Abi Khalil as Water and Energy Minister


Raed Khoury as Economy and Trade Minister



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


Baabda on Sunday, December 18, 2016


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



===================R.Z.



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