Crisis-hit Lebanon’s nearly three-month wait for a new government ended on Tuesday when a line-up led by Prime Minister Hassan Diab was announced at the presidential palace.
A government official read out the 20 names in a brief address after President Michel Aoun signed off on the names, agreed on after more than a month of tense negotiations.
The new prime minister Diab vowed that his newly-unveiled government would strive to meet the demands of a three-month-old protest movement demanding radical change.
“This is a government that represents the aspirations of the demonstrators who have been mobilized nationwide for more than three months,” he said, moments after the line-up was read out at the presidential palace.
He said his government “will strive to meet their demands for an independent judiciary, for the recovery of embezzled funds, for the fight against illegal gains.”
Prime Minister: Hassan Diab, Deputy PM and Defense: Zeina Akar, Interior: Mohamed Fahmi, Justice: Marie-Claude Najm, Finance: Ghazi Wazni, Foreign Affairs: Nassif Hitti, Environment and Administrative Development: Damianos Kattar, Telecommunications: Talal Hawat, Economy Minister: Raoul Nehme, Industry Minister: Imad Hoballah, Public Works: Michel Najjar, Labor Minister: Lamia Yammine, Energy Minister: Raymond Ghajar, Social Affairs and Tourism Minister: Ramzi Mousharrafiyeh, Youth and Sports Minister: Varte Ohanian, Education Minister: Tarek Majzoub, Health Minister: Hamad Hassan, Agriculture and Culture Minister: Abbas Mortada, Displaced: Ghada Shreim, and Information Minister: Manal Abdel Samad.