Naftali Bennett, leader of the small right-wing Yamina party announced on Sunday evening that He is working to reach an agreement with Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist party leader Yesh Atid, to join the new government.
In a prime-time speech on Sunday Bennett told Israelis he was joining a new government to prevent a fifth round of elections and “save the country from turmoil”.
“After four elections and two months It has been proven to all of us that there is no right-wing government led by Netanyahu. It could be a fifth election or a unified government,” Bennett said.
He rejected suggestions that the coalition This includes broader political parties. will be a left-wing government Instead, he praised the readiness of the potential allies in the alliance to make him the leader of Israel.
“The left is compromising very hard to allow me … to become prime minister,” he said, adding that “this government will not liberate. will not hand over the land and will not be afraid to initiate military operations if necessary.”
Remind the Israelites that before the March elections Bennett had previously said he would not sit in the Lapid-led government. Netanyahu said the principles of his right-wing rivals did not weigh like a feather.
Bennett tries to pull “The deception of the century” is out, Netanyahu said.
It is widely expected that any solidarity agreement will see the prime minister’s position rotate, with Bennett first and leave closed second.
It’s an unusual deal. For one, Bennett’s party won only seven seats in the last election. But his party became one of the leaders in Israeli politics. Because both Netanyahu and support groups “Change” seeks Bennett. It needs seven to bring them closer to the 61-seat majority needed to form the government in the Nesset, the Israeli parliament.
The “change” coalition tends to consist of right-to-left political parties of Israeli politics. But it still needs external support to reach the 61-seat threshold. Such support could come from outside the government, such as a group of Arab parties. The most promising is the United Arab-List Islamist group, led by Mansour Abbas.
Lapid now needs to reach and sign a formal collective agreement with all parties before announcing his integration. First to the President of Israel And then was the speaker of the Knesset.
Parliament has a week to vote on a collective agreement before the new government. and may be sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister