Netanyahu’s Political Challenges

Senior Likud officials said Netanyahu has already scheduled meetings with Likud ministers and MKs ahead of the distribution of portfolios, which will take place on Tuesday – after both the government and Knesset are scheduled to vote on expanding the government, a vote that requires the attendance of all 61 coalition members to pass.


Netanyahu plans to hand out the portfolios to his Likud party members only a day before the new government is sworn in on Wednesday, in order to stop disappointed MKs from teaming up and working against the new government.


According to Likud sources, the Public Security Ministry, one of the remaining senior positions left up for grabs, will either be handed out to Erdan or Steinitz.,7340,L-4655222,00.html