Likud now wooing Yamina's Abir Kara as potential defector


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Likud now wooing Yamina's Abir Kara as potential defector
With just days to pass the budget and just 61 MKs in the coalition, every vote counts.
Hezki Baruch , Oct 31 , 2021
MK Abir Kara.

With tensions high in the Knesset amid concerns that the state budget will, or will not, pass its third reading this week, Arutz Sheva has learned of more “outreach” made by Likud party officials to members of the coalition, attempting to woo various individuals into the opposition camp with promises of senior government positions if the current government falls and Likud gets another shot at building a coalition.

This time, the target is MK Abir Kara of the Yamina party, currently a deputy minister. Kara, Arutz Sheva has learned, has been offered a ministerial seat in a future Likud-led government, if he votes against the budget. Various extra-parliamentary bodies have also been exerting pressure on coalition MKs in an attempt to convince them to break ranks. MK Yomtob Kalfon has reportedly come under intense pressure to vote against the budget.