Likud to propose no-confidence vote against gov't

The Likud faction announced on Friday that it planned to propose a no-confidence vote against the government in the wake of its decision to raise the price of bread by seven percent. Likud Central Committee chairman MK Gidon Sa'ar attacked the government over the price increase. "It is a mockery, when the first decision by a government, which wastes money on an cabinet inflated with ministers without portfolios, is to raise the price of the most essential product", said Sa'ar. The price rise was suggested by the Price Committee and approved by the outgoing Finance Minister and newly sworn-in Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.