Netanyahu caves in, slated to give Justice portfolio to MK Ayelet Shaked

The Likud agreed on Wednesday to a Bayit Yehudi demand to give the Justice portfolio to MK Ayelet Shaked, according to Channel 2.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is slated to present his 61-member coalition to President Reuven Rivlin later today, as his effort to form a new government has reached its final day permitted by law. Talks with Bayit Yehudi continued late into the hours of Tuesday night.

By law, if Netanyahu does not form a government by midnight on Wednesday, Rivlin will be required to call upon another MK to form a government or initiate a general election. Rivlin could ask Zionist Union chairman Isaac Herzog or an MK in the Likud to attempt to form a government in the event of a Netanyahu failure.


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