Hariri's Format Gives LF Education, Justice, Agriculture and Culture Portfolios
The draft Cabinet line-up that Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri presented to President Michel Aoun has surfaced in media reports although the premier has stressed its confidentiality.
Al-Akhbar newspaper reported Wednesday that Hariri's format gives the Lebanese Forces the education, justice, agriculture and culture ministerial portfolios. The LF had insisted on getting five ministerial seats including a so-called sovereign portfolio.
According to the daily, the other portfolios will be distributed as follows:
- Marada Movement: Public Works and Transportation
- Hizbullah: Health, State Minister and a yet to be allocated portfolio
- AMAL Movement: Finance and two other portfolios that are yet to be allocated
- Al-Mustaqbal Movement: Telecom, Interior, State Minister and three other portfolios
- Free Patriotic Movement and President: Energy, Foreign Affairs, Defense, 3 State Ministers, Deputy PM Post and three other portfolios
- Progressive Socialist Party: Social Affairs, State Minister and a yet to be allocated portfolio