Kahlon denies reports of Cabinet reshuffle

Finance Minister insists there will be no change of ministries without Yoav Galant's full agreement

Nitsan Keider ,

Moshe Kahlon
Moshe Kahlon
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Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon's (Kulanu) office has officially denied reports of an upcoming Cabinet reshuffle.

"Contrary to media reports, the Prime Minister and Finance Minister have not agreed on any changes to the ministries held by the Kulanu party," it said.

The official statement emphasized that, "Despite the picture that interested officials are trying to draw, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Construction Minister Yoav Galant are fully cooperating and have a good working relationship. The fruits of their joint labor can be seen in the results of the 'cost of living' program and addition programs that the two are leading together.

"Changing the ministries held by Kulanu will only occur with Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Construction Minsiter Yoav Galant's complete agreement."

According to the earlier reports, Netanyahu and Kahlon met last Saturday night and agreed that Kulanu would receive a limited Economy Ministry instead of the Environmental Protection Ministry, which was held by Avi Gabia until his recent resignation.

Some of the Economy Ministry's role would be transfered to Social Services Minister Haim Katz (Likud), who was promised that his ministry would return to its former designation of Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.