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  8/12/2007, Av 28, 5767

Gil Pensioners Party to Veto Budget


Pensioners Party (Gil) faction head Moshe Sharoni said Sunday he will recommend that his party’s Knesset members vote against the 2008 budget  and Economic Arrangements Law passed Sunday by the cabinet.

“I don’t mean to lend my hand to such brutal harm to the weak and vulnerable populations,” said Sharoni, [including] “the elderly, Holocaust survivors and polio victims.”

Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Eli Yishai also said his Shas Sephardic religious party would vote against the budget as well.