Senior Lebanese cenbank official proposed as finance minister in new cabinet - sources

A woman wearing a protective mask walks past Central Bank building as Lebanon extends a shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beirut, Lebanon, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Taher/File Photo

BEIRUT, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Senior Lebanese central bank official Youssef Khalil is to be named finance minister in the proposed new cabinet line-up that Prime Minister-designate is bringing to the presidential palace on Friday, sources said.

The foreign ministry post is proposed for Abdallah Abu Habib, Lebanon's former ambassador to Washington, they said.

Mikati told a local media outlet earlier on Friday a government would be announced in the afternoon. read more

Reporting By Laila Bassam; writing By Maha El Dahan; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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