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Kahlon has coalition-talks strategy set out

Kulanu leader Moshe Kahlon might be wiser to seek any other portfolio aside from the Finance Ministry – the place where many have gone but few have returned, politically speaking. And yet throughout the campaign Kahlon insisted that this is the ministry he wants.

Moshe Kahlon, head of the Kulanu party, returns to his hometown of Givat Olga Tuesday Mar. 17, 2015 to accompany his mother to the voting booth. (Photo credit: Judah Ari Gross/Times of Israel)
Moshe Kahlon, head of the Kulanu party, returns to his hometown of Givat Olga Tuesday Mar. 17, 2015 to accompany his mother to the voting booth. (Photo credit: Judah Ari Gross/Times of Israel)

Channel 2 reports that Kahlon, however, learned from the mistakes of former finance minister Yair Lapid, and is going to take a multi-pronged approach to increase his chances of success:

Kahlon, the TV station reports, will hold negotiations with Netanyahu separately from other parties, and ask for the finance portfolio for himself; that the role of head of the Knesset’s powerful Finance Committee be a Kulanu man (or woman); and that the party be given a significant position in the Housing Ministry – if not the minister, then at least control of the Israel Lands Authority or the Planning Authority.

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