Hariri Says He is 'Proud 'of New Female Ministers


One day after resolving the government formation gridlock, Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he was proud of the women ministers that were named to allocate four ministries in the new government.

“I am proud of Lebanese women, proud of the four female ministers in the government, proud of the first female interior minister in the Arab world, proud of the future and proud of Lebanon," Hariri said via Twitter.

On Thursday, Lebanon announced a government line-up, ending an eight-month wait that had heightened fears of a major economic collapse.

The new line-up is to see four women take up office, including at the head of the interior and energy ministries.

The women who will take office are: Nada al-Bustani as Energy Minister, Raya al-Hassan as Interior Minister, Violet Khairallah as State Minister for Social and Economic Rehabilitation of Youth and Women, and May Chidiac as State Minister for Administrative Development Affairs.

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Thumb marcus almost 2 years

but we are not proud of you

Thumb doodle-dude almost 2 years

Hariri should offer a ministerial post to @blablablablabla and save money on digging tunnels. He has one of the widest and deepest luv tunnels known to man and it is free.

Thumb justin almost 2 years


Thumb whyaskwhy almost 2 years

It is encouraging to see 4 ladies added to the Ministerial line up, lets hope they are able to make a difference to the state of the ailing nation.

Missing rabiosa almost 2 years

Why stop at 4? Should be at least 15. After all aren't women half of the population.

Thumb whyaskwhy almost 2 years

Good point Rabiosa, however consider that a nation still run under religious tutelage from the 6th century have not advanced enough to recognize woman as mans equal. The Lebanese have a far longer path to travel....

Thumb oompa.loompa almost 2 years

These women should be careful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqv7FCbb9tk

Thumb warrior almost 2 years

Why did your shia hezbollah accept his appointment? Why did aoun the protector of Christians accept his appointment?

You will soon be arrested for defamation and shoved in a cell in roumieh with 20 inmates who are longing to abuse you. You will like it ya heretic.

Thumb warrior almost 2 years

gtfo you and your made up story. You cannot accuse somebody from behind a curtain. If she has a case she would come forward and pursue the issue. Go spend time in your local hussainieh and ask for the mahdi's forgiveness.

Thumb justice almost 2 years

Tell us how you shias respect women in your wilayat al faqih ideology? How do you shias treat women? How many shia women are in parliament?