Liberman will remain foreign minister, Steinitz says

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 28, 2012 13:12

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman will remain in his current ministerial role and not seek the defense or finance portfolio should the unified Likud-Yisrael Beytenu list form the next government, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz suggested Sunday.

Late last week, Liberman said that according to his agreement with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, he would serve as either foreign, defense or finance minister in the next government, although he said already at that time that he preferred to remain at the helm of the Foreign Ministry.

Asked before Sunday's cabinet meeting whether he was worried about retaining his ministry, Finance Minister Steinitz told reporters that as far as he knows, it is a done deal that Liberman will remain foreign minister.


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