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Deri to stay on as vice premier after being fired as minister

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Health and Interior Minister Aryeh Deri seen outside his home in Jerusalem on January 19, 2023.  (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
Health and Interior Minister Aryeh Deri seen outside his home in Jerusalem on January 19, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Shas leader Aryeh Deri will retain his title of vice premier after being stripped of his ministerial roles, confirms his spokesman.

It is unclear whether this will give Deri the ability to attend cabinet meetings as an observer.

Shortly after firing Deri, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly left the cabinet meeting and had Deri run the meeting in his stead.

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