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The Main Lebanese Political Parties

The Main Lebanese Political Parties

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A basic guide to the main Lebanese political parties in Lebanon; a list of the main factions; the Lebanese government and cabinet.
A basic guide to the main Lebanese political parties in Lebanon; a list of the main factions; the Lebanese government and cabinet.

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Published by: Deen Sharp on Mar 20, 2009
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A Basic Guide:Lebanon’s Main Political Groups
By Deen Shariff SharpResearcher and Freelance JournalistContact: deensharp@gmail.comJanuary, 20091
 
The Lebanese Government Post-Doha Agreement
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President:Michel SleimanAssumed office: May, 2008Prime Minister:
 
Fouad SinioraAffiliated (with Future Movement)Assumed office: July, 2005Speaker of the House: Nabhi Berri(Party Head of Amal)Assumed office: November, 1992
Due to the National Pact, an unwritten agreement created in 1943, the President must beMaronite Christian, the Prime Minister Sunni Muslim and the Speaker of the House Shia’Muslim.
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This agreement was made after the clashes in May 2008 and ended an 18 month long political crisis. Theagreement resulted in the election of General Sleiman to the Presidency; the formation of a national unitygovernment that consisted of 16 ministers from the majority, 11 ministers from the opposition and threeministers selected by the President. Importantly this agreement gave the opposition members a veto in thenational unity government.
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Ministries
Deputy Prime Minister
InteriorZiad Baroud (President Quota)
Issam Abu Jamra (FPM)
Foreign Affairs
DefenseElias Murr (President Quota)
Fawzi SalloukhAmal*Finance TelecommunicationsMohammed Chattah FMGebran Bassil FPMEducation HealthBahia Hariri FM
Mohammad Jawad Khalifeh (Amal)
Agriculture LaborElias Skaff C&R Mohammad Fneich HezbollahPower, Energy and Water Public WorksAlain Tabourian C&RGhaziAridi PSPYouth and Sport CultureTalal Arslan LDP Tammam SalamDisplaced Persons InformationRamond AudiTarek MitriEconomy & Trade IndustryMohammad Safadi FMGhazi Zeaiter AmalJustice Social AffairsIbrahim Naar LFMario Aoun FPMTourism
Development AffairsIbrahim Shamssedine
Elias Marouni KataebEnvironmentAntoine Karam LF
 
Ministers without portfolio: Wael Abu Faour (PSP), Nassib Lahoud (DRP), JeanOgaspian (FM), Khalid Qabbani (FM), Ali Qanso (SSNP), Youssef Taqla (PresidentQuota)
 
* = Independent but affiliated with party listed
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