The deal signed by the Likud and Kadima early Tuesday includes the following:
Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz will be vice premier, minister-without- portfolio and a
member of ministerial committees on diplomatic, security and socioeconomic
• Kadima will keep the chairmanship of the Knesset Foreign
Affairs and Defense Committee and receive the chairmanship of the Knesset
Economic Affairs Committee.
• The coalition will pass an alternative to
the “Tal Law” on haredi (ultra-Orthodox) conscription by August 1.
coalition will change the electoral system by the end of the year. The new
system will be used in the next general election.
• The coalition will
attempt to advance the peace process in a responsible manner.
coalition will draft a national emergency budget with a more equal allocation of
• Kadima will remain in the government until its term is