No elections: Likud, Kadima agree on unity government

In a dramatic move, the Likud and Kadima parties agreed on a unity government early Tuesday, averting the prospect of early elections.


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Kadima Chairman Shaul Mofaz will be appointed deputy PM and minister without portfolio, while also being included insecurity discussions in the cabinet. Mofaz told Kadima members the party will likely get more portfolios later on. (Attila Somfalvi and Moran Azoulay)