Najib Mikati
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Lebanon forms new government

Newly appointed Beirut PM introduces 30-member cabinet whose creed is 'All for the nation, all for work'

Lebanon's new Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced Monday the establishment of a new government in Beirut.


The 30-member cabinet lineup was announced almost five months after Mikati was named for the post.



Speaking to reporters following the announcement, Mikati said his cabinet's creed will be "All for the nation, all for work."


The new prime minister also vowed to preserve coexistence in Lebanon and work to build the state and safeguard the Constitution.


Mikati was tasked with forming a new government on January, after the collapse of the national unity cabinet of outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri following a row over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).


The UN-backed court is tasked with investigating the 2005 assassination of the outgoing prime minister's father Lebanese Sunni former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.


The STL is widely expected to implicate members of Shiite armed group Hezbollah in the killing, sparking fears of sectarian strife erupting in the eastern Mediterranean country.




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