The government of Lebanon is seeing the light, and the street is burning


Source: Dubai –

The Lebanese presidency announced, on Tuesday evening, the formation of a new government headed by Hassan Diab. President Michel Aoun issued a decree to form the government, after nearly three months of a popular protest movement that toppled the previous government headed by Saad Hariri.

The new government consists of 20 ministers who have not previously assumed political responsibilities, bearing in mind that media reports and political statements since the names involved in the government have leaked out, confirm that the ministers are largely affiliated with major political parties.

In addition, the Council of Ministers will hold its first session on Wednesday at 11 am Beirut time in the Republican Palace.

Hassan Diab and Michel Aoun at Baabda Palace on Tuesday
Hassan Diab and Michel Aoun at Baabda Palace on Tuesday

The government came as follows:

– Prime Minister Hassan Diab
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense: Zina Aker
– Minister of Interior and Municipalities: Major General Mohammed Fahmy
– Minister of Finance: Ghazi Wazani
– Minister of Foreign Affairs: Nassif even
– Minister of Communications: Talal Hawat
– Minister of Justice: Marie-Claude Negm
– Minister of Public Works and Transport: Michel Najjar
– Minister of Labor: Lamia Yammine
– Minister of Energy and Water: Raymond Ghajar
– Minister of Tourism and Social Affairs: Ramzi Mishrifieh
– Minister of Youth and Sports: Varti Ohanyan
– Minister of Education: Tariq Al-Majzoub
– Minister of Economy and Trade: Raoul Naama
– Minister of Environment and Administrative Development Affairs: Damianos Train
Minister of Health: Hamad Hassan
– Minister of Agriculture: Abbas Mortada
– Minister of Industry: Imad Love God
Minister of the Displaced: Ghada Shraim
– Minister of Information: Manal Abdel Samad

Cutting roads and demands for Diab’s resignation

In protest of the government, the protesters gathered in front of one of the entrances to Najma Square leading to the parliament in the center of the capital. They also threw stones at the security forces at the entrance to parliament, and destroyed the machine that generates electricity on the fence of the parliament, according to the National Information Agency.

Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath correspondent reported that the demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails at the security forces, who responded with sound and tear gas and water cannons.

In addition, demonstrators cut off several roads in Beirut, including the Corniche of Mazraa, Qasqas and Barbir.

In Jbeil, north of Beirut, the protesters cut the Jbeil highway in both directions, with burning tires.

In the north, a number of protesters staged a sit-in in front of the entrance to the Tripoli Brigades, chanting chants calling for Diab’s resignation and the formation of an independent government, in light of the spread of the internal security forces in the vicinity of the Saraya. Demonstrators cut main and secondary roads with burning tires. Protesters also carried out a sit-in in front of the circuit of the new Minister of Communications, Talal Hawat, chanting slogans demanding that he resign immediately or leave the city.

According to the National Media Agency, protesters in Tripoli shattered the front of the credit national bank, the ATM, and the outside door, entered and tampered with its contents, and cut the highway across from the bank. Other protesters broke the front of Bank Audi and the ATM on the main highway connecting the city to the port.

From Byblos on Tuesday evening
From Byblos on Tuesday evening

In the south, a number of demonstrators cut the sea entrance to Saida with burning tires.

To the Shouf, protesters cut the soft highway in both directions.

It is noteworthy that since October 17, Lebanon has witnessed an unprecedented popular movement calling for the fall of the entire political class, accusing it of corruption and holding it responsible for the collapse of the economic situation.

It took place last week Clashes between security personnel and demonstrators In the capital, more than 500 people were injured.


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