New Lebanese cabinet expected to be announced this week

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 11, 2011 08:57

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati is expected to announce his new cabinet later this week, after an agreement was reached by main Lebanese factions on a draft 30-member coalition, The Daily Star cited a source close to Mitaki as saying Sunday.

"Mitaki is more satisfied than ever with the results of his contacts with the various parties who have underlined the need for a quick formation of the cabinet," the source explained to The Daily Star.

Another source told The Daily State that Mitaki's draft 30-member Cabinet had supposedly won favor amongst the main parties, namely Hezbollah, the Amal Movement, the Socialist Party -- led by MP Walid Jumblatt -- and the Free Patriotic Movement.

The previous government, led by Sa'ad Hariri, collapsed last January when Hezbollah quit the Cabinet over disputes concerning the UN-backed investigation into former prime minister Rafik Hariri's assisantion in which several Hezbollah members were expected to be indicted.


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