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Ra’am MK slated to be appointed deputy minister if he resigns from Knesset — TV

Ra'am MK Mazen Ghanaim, seen at the Knesset on April 5, 2021. (Olivier Fitousi/Flash90)
Ra'am MK Mazen Ghanaim, seen at the Knesset on April 5, 2021. (Olivier Fitousi/Flash90)

Ra’am is in talks with other coalition factions to appoint the Islamist party’s MK Mazen Ghanaim as a deputy minister on the condition he gives up his Knesset seat, according to Channel 12 news.

According to the network, Ghanaim’s independent streak has raised concerns and his appointment as deputy housing minister is meant to ease pressure on the coalition by not having to ensure his support for every vote.

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