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Yesh Atid to gain control of Knesset Arrangements Committee, after Lapid gets mandate

With Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid now officially tasked with forming a new government, a lawmaker from his centrist party is set to takeover as chair of the Knesset Arrangements Committee.

The post will be filled by MK Karine Elharrar. She will take over as committee chair from Likud MK Miki Zohar, who gained control of the panel when Prime Minister Netanyahu was initially tasked with assembling a coalition after the March 23 elections.

The Arrangements Committee, the first Knesset committee to be formed after an election, controls the legislative agenda in the new parliament until a new government is formed.

With the ongoing political deadlock complicating the formation of a coalition, the influence of the Arrangements Committee has recently been amplified.

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