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Attorney general says 6 permanent ministers must be appointed, and fast

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Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Thursday notified Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his unity government partner Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz that they must speedily appoint permanent ministers to replace six acting positions that are set to expire.

Mandelblit warned that the terms of the acting ministers cannot be extended and that the permanent ministers must be approved by the Knesset plenum.

Following the notification, Gantz asked Netanyahu to raise the appointment of his Blue and White party’s MK Eitan Ginzburg as communications minister at the coming cabinet meeting on Sunday, the Walla news site reported.

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