Bayit Yehudi and Tekuma close to agreement

It appears that the Bayit Yehudi and Tekuma are close to an agreement that would see them run together in the upcoming election. The parties ran together in the previous election but disagreements over the number of spots to be allocated to Tekuma as well as over the role of rabbis in determining party policy fueled the perception that they were on the verge of running separately. Some had linked Tekuma to Eli Yishai’s new party which has yet to be named.

It now appears that Tekuma will receive four spots in the top twenty slots on the joint list. In addition, in the event they are invited into the government, Tekuma chairperson Uri Ariel will receive the second choice of ministries after Bayit Yehudi chairperson Naftali Bennett.

Source (Hebrew): http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/659/184.html?hp=1&cat=404