Bill to dissolve Knesset frozen, Mofaz to join gov't
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN, JPOST.COM STAFF
May 8, 2012 05:44
The bill to dissolve the Knesset was frozen late Monday night after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Shaul Mofaz agreed to create a unity government with the Likud and Kadima parties.
Despite passing a Knesset and Knesset House Committee vote, the bill that would have dispersed the 18th Knesset was not brought to a final vote in the Knesset, despite being slated to do so on Monday night.
As part of the agreement between Netanyahu and Mofaz, the latter would join Netanyahu's government, in a move that will delay early elections.
One possibility for the new government is that Yisrael Beytenu, currently a part of the coalition, would not remain in the government.
Netanyahu and Mofaz will update their respective parties of the development Monday overnight.
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