Lebanese Prime Minsiter Rashid Al-Solh formed a new 18-man Cabinet in Beirut on Thursday nigh (31 October).
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Background: Lebanese Prime Minsiter Rashid Al-Solh formed a new 18-man Cabinet in Beirut on Thursday nigh (31 October).
Eight Ministers, including the Prime Minister, held cabinet posts for the first time.
And five of the new Cabinet Ministers are from outside the single-house Chamber of Deputies.
Fifty-year-old Mr. Al-Solh, and Independence Member of Parliament, is a former judge and a practicing lawyer.
He succeeds Mr. Takisddin Al-South, who resigned on 25 September following complaints by several political leaders over the Government's handling of domestic policies, especially security affairs and inflation.
SYNOPSIS: In the Lebanese capital Beirut a new eighteen-man Cabinet was formed on Thursday night. Eight Ministers, including Mr. Nadim Ne'im, hold cabinet posts for the first time.
There are also five former ministers, including Health Minister Majid Arslem, in the new Government.
And in an unusual move the new Cabir??? includes five members from outside Parliament.
The new Justice Minsiter, Adel Ossei???, held that psot before resigning in 1970. He was re-elected to Parliamsnt in 1972.
The Economy Minister, Mr. Abbas Khalaf, ??? one of the five men from outside the Chamber of Deputies who were sworn in on Thursday night.
So too was Finance Minister Khaled Junblafit.
The new Cabinet was formed by Prime Minister Rashid Al-Solh. Mr. Al-South is a former judge and a practicing lawyer. His predecessor, Takiedding Al-Solh, resigned on the twenty-fifty of September following complaints by several political leaders over the Government's handling of domestic politics, especially security affairs and inflation.