Bennett is reportedly demanding the Justice portfolio for Ayelet
Shaked in “bloc of change’s” government, causing delays in negotiations between the two sides.
The Yamina party is demanding that the “bloc of change” hand the Justice Ministry to Ayelet Shaked, a request that will most likely cause Gideon Sa’ar to demand the Defense and Finance Ministries.
The demand, according to a report by Channel 12 News’ political commentator Amit Segal, is causing delays in negotiations between the two sides. At present, according to the report, negotiations for the formation of a Lapid-Bennett government are moving slowly.
The report also says that the “bloc of change” is suspecting that the Likud and Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett are planning a trick. Thereby the Likud would recommend Bennett, he would be the first in a rotation as Prime Minister, and the Knesset Arrangements Committee will not be in hands that are hostile to the Likud.
This would preserve the possibility of approving a law for the direct election of a Prime Minister.