Reports: New Cabinet in Syria after Eid
Well-informed Syrian sources have said that a new government will be formed after the Eid Al Adha holiday, according to Arab media reports.
The Saudi Al Watan said that the current cabinet, headed by Mohammad Mustapha Miro, has already tendered its resignation to President Bashar Al Assad who asked the council to run the country’s affairs until a new government is formed.
Sources told the paper that the reshuffle will include 40 percent of the present cabinet composition.
The Al-Jazira satellite channel also reported Friday that there would be changes in the upper echelons of Syria's government.
According to the station, Miro is included in the change, while Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara and Defense Minister Mustafa Tlas are expected to retain their positions.
However, the Emirati Al Bayan Arabic daily quoted a source as denying the sacking of the premier, stressing that Miro will be assigned to form the new cabinet following a meeting by the central committee of the ruling Baath Party.
The official told Al Bayan that vast changes will also be carried out to include senior positions in 250 establishments.
Albawaba.com reported the expected change on January 29 when Syrian sources close to the political leadership said that a cabinet reshuffle was expected “soon” in the country, to include important ministerial and departmental changes and involve 56 director generals of services and economic establishments in the country.
Albawaba.com report said, however, that a cabinet reshuffling would not take place for at least one year after the date of the present cabinet formation so that the new ministers who took posts in Miro’s cabinet could retire as ministers.
The last reshuffle took place shortly before the death of the late president Hafiz Assad last June – Albawaba.com
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