Netanyahu clinches coalition deal, makes far-right Lieberman defense chief

May 25, 2016 7:40 AM

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JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched a coalition deal on Wednesday that will make far-right opposition legislator Avigdor Lieberman defense minister and broaden a razor-thin governing majority in parliament, officials said.

The agreement on a political partnership will be signed at 11 a.m. (0800 GMT), a negotiator for Lieberman's ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu party said.

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