Confusion over coalition deal delays vote on Mofaz

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 9, 2012 17:16

The coalition deal struck between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Shaul Mofaz that would see the latter incorporated as a minister in the government was brought into question Wednesday when MKs demanded the prime minister present any backroom agreements.

Minutes before the Knesset was meant to vote on installing Mofaz as a minister in the new unity government, National Union MK Uri Ariel demanded that any other stipulations to the deal, that may have been reached orally, be clarified, including whether other ministries were offered to Kadima.

Knesset speaker Reuven Rivlin suspended the vote, asking the prime minister and any relevant parties to present any such agreements.

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