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  Adar 23, 5773 , 05/03/13

Likud Source: Coalition Draft Agreements Days Away

It will be possible to reach the stage of draft coalition agreements with Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) and Yesh Atid in a few days, according to a senior Likud source, cited Tuesday by Israel Defense Forces Radio.

It was announced, Monday evening, that Yesh Atid Chairamn Yair Lapid met secretly with Prime Minister and Likud Chairman Binyamin Netanyahu over the weekend, when the main disagreement was over the ministerial portfolios Yesh Atid would receive. Lapid wants the foreign-affairs portfolio, but Netanyahu wants to save it for Yisrael Beyteinu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman, in case Lieberman is allowed to return following his trial on corruption charges.

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