Cabel elected Economics Committee chairman in tumultuous vote

A farcical tangle of events led up to Zionist Union choosing MK Eitan Cabel as Knesset Economics Committee chairman Monday evening.

Cabel and MK Shelly Yacimovich both wanted the position and Zionist Union chairman Isaac Herzog was unable to reach a compromise with them after weeks of agonizing over the issue. The two gave interviews about why the position is important to them and why having a vote isn’t such a bad idea, and finally, in the afternoon Herzog put the matter to a vote in the faction.

Meanwhile, the Knesset Interim Committee assigned MKs to committees and at their helm, with the Zionist Union not taking part, as they put all positions on hold until after the vote.


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