Lapid's financial gamble
The popularity of Yesh Atid's leader is liable to plunge if he takes the treasury portfolio, but with some proper planning he can bring his new brand of politics to Israel's economy.
Speculation mounted over the weekend that Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid has decided to take on the role of finance minister in the new government, overcoming serious misgivings on his part. Lapid preferred the Foreign Ministry but was blocked by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had promised the job to Avigdor Lieberman.
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