Cabinet Might See Two New Portfolios Added

Fecha de publicación: 
26 Mayo 2018

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri is set to begin lining up his government starting next week amid reports that the future Cabinet will see two new ministries added to the already 30-member assembly, the Kuwaiti al-Anbaa daily reported Saturday.

“Monday will see another day in the path of the Prime Minister in charge of forming an expanded government of national unity, as described by Speaker Nabih Berri, and it will be comprised of 32 ministers to include for the first time, minority Alawite and Christian ministers,” said the daily.

In 2016, Lebanon added two new portfolios, an anti-corruption post and a minister for women’s affairs, forming a 30-member Cabinet.

Hariri was designated Thursday for a third term as Lebanon's prime minister.