Kadima MK Avi Duan agreed to a proposal by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to join the government as the deputy social services and welfare minister. Duan is a veteran social worker. The move was part of an expected split of Kadima MKs who will leave the party to join the Likud.
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As part of the split, Kadima MK Arieh Bibi, a former Jerusalem police official, will be appointed deputy public security minister.