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

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Source: Dubai – Arabic.net

Lebanese President Michel Aoun issued a decree Tuesday evening to form a new government headed by him Hassan DiabAfter nearly three months of a popular protest movement that toppled the former 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.

Meanwhile, the Lebanese Presidency announced on Twitter that the Council of Ministers will hold its first meeting 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.

Protesters also cut off several roads in Beirut, including the Corniche of Mazraa, Qasqas and Barbir.

In the north, a number of protesters held 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 deployment of the Internal Security Forces in the vicinity of the Saraya. Demonstrators with burning tires cut the Minya-Akkar highway. Local media also reported that protesters gathered in front of the house of the new Minister of Communications, Talal Hawat, in Tripoli, and threw stones at the army.

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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