Lebanon's President Michel Aoun (C) meets with Prime minister-designate Saad al-Hariri (R) and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon December 18, 2016. Dalati Nohra/Handout via Reuters
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As had been the case in the formation of any government in Lebanon, there are winners and losers from the 30-member national accord Cabinet announced by Prime Minister Saad Hariri Sunday following more than a month of tough haggling and horse-trading by various blocs over key ministerial portfolios.In all, the ministers loyal to the president, as well as ministers of the FPM, Aoun's parliamentary Change and Reform bloc and the LF total 13, the sources said.According to the same sources, the Amal Movement, which benefited from the position of its leader, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, has emerged as one of the biggest winners from the Cabinet lineup, having retained the Finance Ministry and succeeded in securing a key ministerial portfolio [Public Works] for its ally, Marada Movement leader MP Sleiman Frangieh.
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