Main points of the Likud-Kadima coalition agreement

coalition to pass alternative to the “Tal Law,” change the electoral system, advance the peace process, and more.

May 9, 2012 01:44

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 issues.

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• 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.

• The 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.

• The coalition will draft a national emergency budget with a more equal allocation of resources.

• Kadima will remain in the government until its term is complete. 

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