Israel Political Brief March 12, 2013: Yair Lapid gets his way: New government limited to twenty ministers

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Lapid gets his way: New gov’t limited to twenty ministers

Source: Haaretz, 3-12-13

Yesh Atid had initially demanded a cabinet of 18 ministers, but has tentatively conceded to including eight deputy ministers as well….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief March 11, 2013: Agreement: Next government coalition will be 20 ministers & 8 deputy ministers

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Agreement: 20 ministers, 8 deputy ministers in next gov’t

Source: Ynetnews,  3-11-13

Likud-Beiteinu sources said that negotiations over the coalition between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and representatives of Yesh Atid and Habayit Hayehudi have reached agreement that the next government will include 20 ministers, as Yesh Atid demanded. Additionally, the government will name eight deputy ministers. Likud-Beiteinu agreed to fewer ministers on the condition that most of the ministers would be from their party….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief March 11, 2013: Likud Beitenu seek to hold on to education portfolio

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Likud Beytenu seek to hold on to education portfolio

Source: Jerusalem Post, 3-11-13

Likud Beytenu on Monday said they “insist” on retaining the Education portfolio during talks with their potential coalition partners….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief March 11, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition talks enter final stage

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LIVE BLOG: Netanyahu’s coalition talks enter final stage

Source: Haaretz, 3-11-13

Party leaders, including Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid, are expected to work out the final details of a coalition deal after a late-night meeting fails to yield consensus on on all issues of contention.

Yair Lapid, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Naftali Bennett

Yair Lapid, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Naftali Bennett. Photo by Archive

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid and Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett on Monday afternoon, after a late-night negotiations marathon failed to yield resolution on some of the final disagreements delaying the formation of the next Israeli government.

The issues left on the agenda include the appointment of an education minister, the number of ministers and deputy ministers who will compose the next government, and the distribution of portfolios among the coalition partners. A final agreement between the three parties is expected to be announced by Monday night…..READ MORE

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