Livni may ask for rotation in PMO
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
January 8, 2013 23:24
Former foreign minister Tzipi Livni intended to plan strategy for how to
maximize what the three centrist parties could receive in coalition
negotiations with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in unsuccessful
tripartite talks with Labor head Shelly Yacimovich and Yesh Atid leader
Yair Lapid, sources close to Livni revealed Tuesday.
late-night talks between Livni, Lapid, and Yacimovich ended before Livni
had an opportunity to reveal to them her strategy for coalition talks.
They did not get to that point, because Yacimovich ruled out negotiating
with Netanyahu at all.
But sources close to Livni said she
intended to talk about how they could bargain for advancing the issues
on the agenda of the three parties. Livni's associates said she did not
intend to discuss what portfolios the parties would demand if they
joined the coalition together or whether she would ask for a rotation in
the Prime Minister's Office between Netanyahu and the leaders of one
of the parties.
But Livni does intend to raise such issues in
further talks with Lapid and Yacimovich following the January 22
election, especially if the three parties together win more seats than
the joint list of Likud and Yisrael Beytenu.