Netanyahu picks Kulanu party head as Israel's finance minister

March 25, 2015 10:14 AM

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Netanyahu picks Kulanu party head as Israel's finance minister

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has chosen the head of centrist Kulanu party as Israel's next finance minister, confirming an informal offer made two days before the country's national election.

Moshe Kahlon was told of the appointment in a one-on-one conversation late on Tuesday, a spokesman for Netanyahu's Likud party, Nir Hefetz, said on Wednesday.

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