Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati announces the formation of a new government after a meeting with the president at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of the capital Beirut. Photo: AFP Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati announces the formation of a new government after a meeting with the president at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of the capital Beirut. Photo: AFP
Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati announces the formation of a new government after a meeting with the president at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of the capital Beirut. Photo: AFP
Middle East

Lebanon gets new government after 13 months, but little optimism among wary citizens

  • New PM Najib Mikati appointed a 24-member cabinet that includes only one woman, and TV presenter George Kordahi as information minister
  • But analysts and ordinary Lebanese say there is little hope of a breakthrough to address the country’s financial crisis

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Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati announces the formation of a new government after a meeting with the president at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of the capital Beirut. Photo: AFP Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati announces the formation of a new government after a meeting with the president at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of the capital Beirut. Photo: AFP
Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati announces the formation of a new government after a meeting with the president at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of the capital Beirut. Photo: AFP
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