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  10/15/2012, Tishrei 29, 5773

Likud Hopes to Keep Cachlon on the Knesset List

Ministers and Knesset members from the Likud party expressed hope, Monday morning, that party chairman Binyamin Netanyahu will be able to convince Communications and Welfare Minister Moshe Cachlon to reverse his decision, announced Sunday evening, not to run for Knesset in the elections which are tentatively scheduled for early next year.

Education Minister Gid'on Sa'ar said that Cachlon told him, over the weekend, that he was working to get re-elected. Sa'ar added that Cachlon was different from other politicians. Environment Minister Gil'ad Erdan said, "This is a great mystery, I do not think any of us can understand this. I hope the decision was reversible."