Netanyahu names Likud Cabinet posts

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Prime minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu began naming Cabinet ministers from his Likud Party.

The Cabinet is scheduled to officially be sworn in on Tuesday afternoon. The 29 ministers in the new Cabinet make up the largest body ever and will require a larger table for meetings, Ha’aretz reported Monday.

Netanyahu is expected to retain the finance portfolio for himself. He is not expected to appoint anyone as acting prime minister in case of emergency, according to Ha’aretz.

Some of Netanyahu’s appointments include Ya’akov Ne’eman as justice minister, Gideon Sa’ar  as education minister and Moshe Ya’alon  as minister of strategic affairs, according to news reports.

On Sunday, Labor Party chairman Ehud Barak named his party’s Cabinet members. Barak is set to remain as defense minister.

 

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