Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to award the post of education minister to the Union of Right-Wing Parties, despite the prime minister’s indications during the election campaign that it should be retained by his Likud party.

The allocation of the education portfolio will be the subject of coalition negotiations, which officially began on Thursday after President Reuven Rivlin tasked Netanyahu with forming the next government on Wednesday.

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The talks are being delayed, however, because the prime minister wants to meet first with Kulanu party leader Moshe Kahlon, the finance minister in the outgoing government, who is in Europe on vacation. Netanyahu is interested in merging Kulanu’s party into Likud and is willing to reappoint Kahlon

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