Deri: Following the Elections We Will Support Kahlon


deriThe next political “big bang”? Shas Chairman MK Aryeh Deri, announced Sunday that his party will cooperate with Moshe Kahlon, who announced last week he is forming a new political party. Deri stated that: “If he will get 10 mandates we could work together to promote change – Kahlon is aware of the social issues, he grew up where I grew up. We both grew up in poverty”.

“After the elections there will be other players in the political arena. Kahlon will receive our full support – even if he’ll take a mandate or two from me – Kahlon brings something new to the table”, said the former Interior Minister Aryeh Deri. “We won’t fight each other: on the contrary – I welcome him.”

Deri estimated that the coalition will not disband this year, despite reports of growing tensions over settlement construction and the “housing law”: “the assumption of coalition leaders is that we are not heading for elections this year, only issues regarding the conflict and the peace-talks will change this.”


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