The Lebanese Government Post-Doha Agreement
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.
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.