Kulanu party head Moshe Kahlon to date refused to enter into coalition talks with Likud negotiators after hearing the control of the Knesset Finance Committee has been given to Yahadut Hatorah. During the election campaign Kahlon stated he would not enter any coalition unless appointed finance minister. While receiving the post, he objects to the prime minister’s decision to hand over control of the finance committee to another party. Kahlon explains that in order to implement his fiscal plan he requires control over the finance committee too.
Kahlon also seeks control over the Israel Lands Administration as well as the Interior Ministry’s Planning Committee towards implementing what he calls sweeping economic reforms.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)