Yamina demands Justice Ministry for Shaked

Bennett reportedly demanding that Ayelet Shaked be appointed Justice Minister in "bloc of change's" government, causing delays in negotiations between the two sides.

Ben Ariel ,

Ayelet Shaked
Ayelet Shaked
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The Yamina party is demanding that the “bloc of change” hand the Justice Ministry to Ayelet Shaked, a request that will cause Gideon Sa'ar to demand the Defense and Finance Ministries.

The demand, according to a report by Channel 12 News’ political commentator Amit Segal, is causing delays in negotiations between the two sides. At present, according to the report, negotiations for the formation of a Lapid-Bennett government are moving slowly.

The report also said that the “bloc of change” is suspecting that the Likud and Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett are planning a trick whereby the Likud would recommend Bennett, he will be the first in a rotation as Prime Minister, and the Knesset Arrangements Committee will not be in hands that are hostile to the Likud, preserving the possibility of approving a law for the direct election of a Prime Minister.