The Likud Is Looking to Expand Ministries in the New Government12 May 2023
The number of portfolios distributed during coalition negotiations is always an issue. This cycle, members of the leading party feel short-changed.
VOI Knesset insider Jeremy Saltan joins VOI's Josh Hasten to detail the current battles in the Knesset over the allowed number of ministers. While Likud is hoping for at least 20 -- a desire that appears realistic -- opposition parties say they would rather have new elections than earmark additional funds for more ministries. Saltan also calls attention to how outspoken recently resigned Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has become, now that he is a member of the opposition.