Suleiman Meets Miqati, Decree Appointing Replacement to Arslan to be Issued Soonإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
President Michel Suleiman and Premier Najib Miqati held talks at Baabda palace on Monday to agree on a replacement for Talal Arslan, who has announced his resignation from the new cabinet.
Media reports said a presidential decree is expected to be issued soon naming Marwan Kheireddine as the new minister of state without portfolio.
Kheireddine is Arslan’s brother-in-law.
Arslan resigned on June 13 hours after Miqati’s government was formed to protest the ministry of state allotted to him. The Lebanese Democratic Party leader was asking for a portfolio.