Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Israeli parliament approves Likud-Kadima coalition government

The Israeli parliament has approved a coalition deal between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and the Kadima party of Shaul Mofaz. The new government will have a majority of 94 in the 120-seat Knesset - one of the biggest in Israeli history.

The Kadima leader was immediately sworn in as a minister without portfolio within the prime minister’s office on Wednesday, after the Knesset approved his appointment by 71 votes to 23.

The agreement between Netanyahu and Mofaz, who took over leadership of the center-right Kadima only six weeks ago, was announced in the early hours of Tuesday.
Read more: Alarabiya


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