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March 7, 2013 1:20 am

Lapid, Bennett, Mofaz Form Mega-Bloc, Demand Foreign and Finance Ministries

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MK Shaul Mofaz, current leader of Israel's center-leaning Kadima Party. In the background picture, Tzipi Livni, who was a party member and later founded a new centrist party, Hatnua. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Jerusalem Post – Yesh Atid, Bayit Yehudi and Kadima formed a bloc of 33 Knesset mandates on Wednesday night, and demanded that they receive the Foreign and Finance ministries.

The three parties together have two more MKs than Likud Beytenu, and will not join the coalition if their demands are not met. However if they receive two of the three top-tier portfolios, they will support Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for a full, four-year term.

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