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Seeking moderate votes, PM said considering tapping Barkat as finance minister

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering appointing Likud MK Nir Barkat as finance minister in the coming days, seeking to attract moderate right-wing voters, Channel 12 reports, without citing a source.

Barkat would be replacing Mosahe Kahlon, who is stepping down from politics and is not running in the March 2 elections.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (right) hold a press conference at the Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem, February 23, 2015. (Hadas Parush/Flash90/File)

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