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Cabinet of Lebanon

Saad Hariri Prime Minister Ghassan Hasbani Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Marwan Hamadeh Minister of Education and Higher Learning Talal Erslan Minister of the Displaced Ghazi Zeaiter […]

President Michel Aoun announces new Cabinet

Following discussions with Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Saad Hariri, President Michel Aoun has announced a new 30 member Cabinet. Only one party chose not to be part of […]

Saad Hariri named Prime Minister

Lebanon’s new President, Michel Aoun, has named former Prime Minister Saad Hariri as the country’s new Prime Minister. The move suggests a change in the politics of Lebanon with President […]

Michel Aoun elected President of Lebanon

After 46 attempts stretching back to 23rd April 2014 the Lebanese parliament has finally elected a new President. Michel Aoun, a Maronite Christian of the centre-right Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) […]

Kataeb Party leaves government

The Lebanese Phalanges Party also known as the Kataeb Party has withdrawn from the Lebanese government. Party leader Samy Gemayel announced the move yesterday afternoon. The Christian democratic and right-wing […]

Still no president as parliament fails again

The Lebanese Parliament failed in its 38th attempt to elect a President for the country after it failed to gain a quorum yet again yesterday. Lebanon has been without a […]

Justice Minister reigns over Hezbollah influence

Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi resigned from the Lebanese Cabinet yesterday after accusing Hezbollah of damaging the country’s relations with other Arab countries. The move came after Saudi Arabia stopped deals […]

Lebanese parliament fails to elect a President

The Lebanese parliament failed again yesterday to elect a new President. At least 86 members of the 128 seat parliament must be present and only 42 members attended yesterday’s session. […]

Parliament fails again to elect President as protests grow

The Lebanese parliament failed once more to elect a president yesterday. This is the 27th time the parliament has failed in its task since April 2014 when they should have […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon Press Release No. 15/309 June 30, 2015 On June 26, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) […]

Presidential election goes to 25th attempt on 24th June

Speaker of the Lebanese parliament, Nabih Berri, has postponed once more the presidential election after only 32 of a possible 128 parliamentarians attended the session. The next attempt, the 25th […]

MPs vote to extend their term of office

Lebanon’s Parliament voted yesterday to extend its term of office by an additional two years and seven months to 2017. The Daily Star reports that 95 MPs voted in favour […]

Parliament fails to elect President for 11th time

Lebanon’s parliament failed for the eleventh time to elect a President yesterday. The original vote was to take place on 23rd April but delays, disagreements and a lack of a […]

Parliament fails in eighth attempt to elect a President

The Lebanese Parliament has failed for the eighth time to elect a President. Parliament was due to vote on a Christian for the Presidential post on 23rd April but the […]

Sixth attempt to elect President fails

Today the Lebanese Parliament failed in its sixth attempt to elect a President. Previous attempts have failed either because of a lack of majority or because of a split in […]