Khaireddine Appointed State Minister to Replace Arslan

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Baabda palace issued a decree on the appointment of Marwan Khaireddine as minister of state to replace Lebanese Democratic Party chief Talal Arslan on Monday.

The 30-member cabinet of Premier Najib Miqati is now complete with the new appointment.

Voice of Lebanon radio station said Khaireddine will attend Monday’s cabinet session.

According to al-Liwaa daily, the decision to appoint Khaireddine came after a visit that Arslan made to Progressive Socialist Party chief Walid Jumblat in Mukhtara on Saturday.

The two men also reached an agreement on other positions inside the Druze sect, including coordination between each other over the 2013 elections, the newspaper said.

Arslan announced his resignation from the cabinet on June 13 - the day it was formed - to protest the state ministry allotted to him. Khaireddine is his brother-in-law.

Khaireddine held talks with President Michel Suleiman at Baabda palace at noon Wednesday.

Comments 7
Default-user-icon Pakistani (Guest) 18 July 2011, 10:43

This guy looks more Pakistani or Indian than Lebanese!

Thumb tabasco 18 July 2011, 12:07

Maskhara !!!!!

Missing peace 18 July 2011, 15:09

yeepeee! another useless minister paid by the lebanese to do nothing!
30 ministers for a tiny country like lebanon, pure nonsense and waste of money just to please those irresponsible kids we call politicians!

let us remind them about the latest mercer analysis placing beirut more expensive to live in than dubai! what are they going to do to pay the same salaries as in dubai and give us the same infrastructure as in dubai???
(subway, good roads, green parks for the families to rest and relax,...)

just a bunch of incompetents boasting to be the best ones ever!
poor lebanon!

Default-user-icon amirmansour (Guest) 18 July 2011, 15:11

What will he be doing and what function will he performing other than the usual official meetings with the Talal Arslan party of 6 people

Default-user-icon Beiruti (Guest) 18 July 2011, 17:08

Bravo Arslan for refusing to join in this coup. Your stand this time will serve you well in the future when this all comes crashing down. And it will come when the Syrian superstructure in the region crashes.

Default-user-icon Citizen (Guest) 18 July 2011, 17:14

Sorry guys.... you missed the point. This minister responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Support and protect the back of the resistance
- Do what Nassrallah asks him to do
- Praise the Syrian regime as the only Steadfast regime left in the Middle East
- Vote when asked to
- Enjoy the company of bodyguards
- Drive a car with blue plates
- Go to Skybar and not having to deal with the bouncers outside

Default-user-icon BullsEye (Guest) 19 July 2011, 02:23

Well. let this be a lesson for Miqati and all Lebanese politicians. Let me summarize what Elmir Tutu had done so far,
- Stood up for what he believes in, and especially when the matter is of personal interest..
- Said no to taking part in the government when all his allies played deaf
- Made a scene on the street similar to what his allies would do in a similar stuation, ie., burn tires and hassle drivers driving about...
- When all of this was to no avail, he went around kissing hands begging for someone to listen, but when he realized that no one still care, gave in and pass this poistion to someone in the family (not the so-called party).
This stand will go in history as.... you fill the blanks.