Twitter reaction on government formation.
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Many Lebanese expressed apprehension about the new Cabinet formed over the weekend, saying they were concerned that it may not be able to do away with endemic corruption or assuage the country's worsening security situation.Taking a Sunday stroll with his family in bustling Hamra, Nasreddine told The Daily Star that his hope for a viable government in Lebanon was shattered years ago. The 24-member Cabinet was formed Saturday, bringing together figures from Lebanon's rival political groups and ending months of political deadlock.Prime Minister Tammam Salam's government is set to face a number of challenges including Lebanon's deteriorating security situation as well as the upcoming presidential election, slated for May 25 . Others who spoke with The Daily Star echoed Nasreddine's sentiments, dismissing the idea that the new government would be efficient.A surprisingly significant amount of Lebanese also voiced hope that the new government might be able to ease the country's tensions, albeit many were hesitant about whether this could materialize.Down the street, Ahmad Harb stood outside of his perfume shop calling for customers on a slow Sunday. He expressed high hopes that the new government would put an end to the series of car bombs plaguing the country, particularly in Beirut's southern suburbs and the northeastern city of Hermel.
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