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Liberman postpones budget discussions as coalition totters

Regardless of the government’s latest troubles, Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman insists the spending budget will eventually be handed.

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As the government coalition totters on the brink of collapse, Israel’s Minister of Finance Avigdor Liberman introduced very last evening that he is suspending conversations on the 2023 finances. He instructed Channel 12 Information, “I spoke with the prime minister and we decided that for the minute we are suspending the spending budget conversations in get to get structured. We are freezing the conversations as a dependable federal government, and we will conclusion the summer time session and we will manage ourselves.

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Liberman spoke about the defeat that the coalition experienced in the Knesset yesterday on the passing of the very first studying of the monthly bill to increase the minimal wage to NIS 40 for each hour. “We agreed (to postpone the spending plan discussions) for the reason that the vote went towards the Committee for Legislative Matters. All people ought to be responsible in what they are carrying out. I am certain that the budget will go afterwards and it will be a great price range that is not populist.”

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The defeat over the minimal wage costs was just one particular of a quantity of defeats inflicted on the government coalition in the Knesset this 7 days. It began with the failure to go the regulation regulating the legal predicament for Jewish settlers in Judea and Samaria and ongoing with the failure to approve Matan Kahana as Minister for Religious Affairs, thanks to the opposition of MK Idit Silman, the rebel Yamina MK who remaining the coalition two months in the past and voted towards the governing administration for the to start with time.

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Posted by Globes, Israel small business news – en.globes.co.il – on June 9, 2022.

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© Copyright of Globes Publisher Itonut (1983) Ltd., 2022.

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Minister of Finance Avigdor Liberman Photo: Yossi Zamir

Minister of Finance Avigdor Liberman Image: Yossi Zamir