Lebanon officially forms new government

By REUTERS
December 18, 2016 22:06

 
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BEIRUT - Lebanon's President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri formed a new government, the cabinet office announced on Sunday, keeping Gebran Bassil as foreign minister, Ali Hassan Khalil as finance minister and Nouhad Machnouk as interior minister.

The new government will also include Yacoub al-Sarraf as the new defense minister and Cesar Abou Khalil as the new energy and water minister, two of the other most important jobs.

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