Moshe Kahlon, head of the Kulanu party, cancelled his Thursday meetings with the Likud party that were meant to help form the next government coalition.
He made the decision late Wednesday night after he said that the Likud had already started to assign positions without his consultation, saying their choices would hurt efforts to lower housing prices and the cost of living.
"Dividing the work tools is not smart for society. Listen to the words I say. Everything else is spin by those in charge," Kahlon said.
In response, the Likud party called Kahlon's actions confusing and unnecessary. "The place to clarify issues like this is around the negotiation table."