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Lebanon's president Aoun pledges cabinet of technocrats in new government

Michel Aoun

Lebanese President Michel Aoun pledged on Thursday to form a new government in which ministers would be chosen by expertise rather than political affiliation, after the resignation of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri following weeks of nationwide protests. 

In a televised address Aoun pledged to move the state away from its sectarian-based political system to a civil state calling sectarianism a “destructive disease”. 

Protesters have called for a technocratic government and the end of a sectarian system where posts are allocated according to religious sects.