Deputy ministers new jobs to be announced Wednesday
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
January 12, 2016 21:17
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Tourism Minister, Yariv Levin, the government's liason to the Knesset, is expected to announce new jobs for deputy ministers to the Knesset on Wednesday.
New Interior Minister Arye Deri asked for deputy minister Yaron Mazuz (Likud) to be shifted out of the ministry. Mazuz is expected to become a deputy minister in the Prime Minister's Office, while deputy welfare minister Meshulam Nahari of Shas is expected to replace Mazuz as deputy minister of interior.
At the Interior Ministry, Mazuz was in charge of dealing with public petitions. For instance, he prevented people undergoing conversion from being expelled. He also trird to use his post to lower water bills and make sure local authorities were run efficiently.
Mazuz's spokesman David Azran said that if the shift does take place, he would be given responsibilities related to socioeconomic issues at the Prime Minister's Office. Mazuz is currently set to be replaced as a deputy minister in six months by MK David Bitan, but he might end up remaining a deputy minister if Bitan becomes chairman of the coalition.
"He's not disappointed about shifting jobs, because he knows he will contribute to the good of the public's welfare, no matter what job he has," Azran said.