Hariri's Cabinet wins confidence vote

87 of the 92 lawmakers who attended the general assembly's meeting backed the government.
  • Last update: 28 December 2016 | 11:57

BEIRUT: Prime Minister Saad Hariri's Cabinet won Wednesday a vote of confidence in parliament with a sweeping majority.

87 of the 92 lawmakers who attended the general assembly's meeting backed the government.

Addressing lawmakers before the vote, Hariri pledged that his Cabinet would prioritize the submission of a new parliamentary electoral law to parliament and the implementation of economic, social and administrative reforms to bolster transparency and fight corruption.

The new 30-member Cabinet, which was formed shortly after President Michel Aoun took office, brings together representatives of the country's major political factions with the exception of the Kataeb party.

The vote of confidence came after lawmakers heard and debated the government's policy statement, outlining its priorities for the coming months.

Lawmakers loyal to the Kataeb party and Akkar MP Khaled El Daher opposed the Cabinet while MP Imad El Hout, a member of Al Jamaa al-Islamiya, abstained from voting.

 

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