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Lebanon gets new government led by Saad Hariri: statement

Lebanon gets new government led by Saad Hariri: statement

Beirut: Lebanon acquired a new 30-minister government today led by Saad Hariri, bringing together the entire political spectrum except for the Christian Phalangist party that rejected the portfolio it was offered.

“This is a government of entente,” Hariri said of the new line-up formed six weeks after the election of President Michel Aoun.

New portfolios include an anti-corruption post and, for the first time, a minister of state for women.