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        5/20/2013, Sivan 11, 5773

      Opposition Preparing for Late Night Budget Debate


      The Knesset is scheduled to vote, Monday evening, on the second and third readings of the budgets for the years 2013 and 2014, Monday evening. All the opposition factions have filed dozens of objections. Debate is expected to last late into the evening if not all night long. With that in mind, Chairman Yitzchak Herzog of the Labor party faction has announced that he will convene a meeting of all opposition-faction leaders, Monday afternoon, to coordinate positions. He warned of more late nights when the revised budget comes up for a vote.

      In addition, the coalition will have to repel five motions of no-confidence in the government. A joint no-confidence motion cites what it calls the government's heavy hand against the poor and middle class.