Cohen, Kara to become ministers

January 19, 2017 19:41


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On Sunday the cabinet is expected to approve the appointment of MK Eli Cohen (Kulanu) to be economy minister and MK Ayoub Kara (Likud) to be a minister without portfolio.

 So Far Finance Minister and chairman of Kulanu party Moshe Kahlon held the economy portfolio. Kara, who reportedly was promised by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the elections to receive a portfolio, acted as the deputy regional cooperation minister since the establishment of the government.

Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid defied the future appointment of Kara, saying that this kind of political position is another of form of corruption.

"A minister without portfolio is someone that officially has no work. The prime minister did not name him because the country needs him there, but only to spoil him on the taxpayer expense."

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