Newly sacked finance minister Yair Lapid, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and the popular ex-Likud minister Moshe Kahlon, whose newly created party will run in the 2015 elections, are said to be in talks for a new partnership to counter Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reported alliance with Economy Minister Naftali Bennett.
According to Channel 10, the three politicians have reportedly been discussing a potential alliance for weeks, in anticipation that Netanyahu would call for early elections.
While the report indicated that the possibility the heads of the three parties – Yesh Atid, Yisrael Beytenu and the not-yet-named Kahlon faction – would join forces was slim to none, it said that the three could cooperate in other ways, including presenting a united front on whom to recommend for the premiership following the elections or agreeing to not target each other during the elections campaign in the run-up to March 17.
What the three have in common is a desire to see someone other than Netanyahu at the helm, the report said.
According to a channel 10 poll, the trilateral alliance would hold 33 seats while the Netanyahu-Bennett partnership would garner 39.
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