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Israel Premiership Issue Unsettled; Cabinet Chairman to Be Named

Premier David Ben Gurion today informed the Cabinet that he does not intend to attend the Cabinet’s next meeting on Sunday. It is expected that a chairman of the Cabinet will be named at a meeting of the Cabinet members within the next few days.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet held two meetings today. The first was devoted to clarification of various political problems arising out of Mr. Ben Gurion’s retirement; the second was devoted to defense problems. Inter-party negotiations for the naming of a Premier to succeed Mr. Ben Gurion have not been initiated as yet.