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March 12, 2013 12:34 am

Netanyahu, Partners Agree: 20 Ministers, 8 Deputies in Next Israeli Government

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Ynet – After four hours of deliberations on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid, Habayit Hayehudi leader Naftali Bennett and Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman agreed that the next government will consist of 20 ministers and eight deputy ministers, not including the prime minister.

Yesh Atid sources confirmed that once Lieberman returns to the Foreign Ministry, the cabinet will consist of 21 ministers. Throughout the coalition negotiations Lapid’s party has demanded that the number of cabinet members be reduced.

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