Lapid: We’ll Form Unity Government With Likud Once Netanyahu Steps Down

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The newly-formed Blue and White party will reach out to the Likud to form a unity government if the new left-wing bloc wins the April 9th elections, Yair Lapid said, adding that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu would be unlikely to remain chief of the Likud if he lost the upcoming vote.

Speaking with Kan Monday morning, Lapid, the chairman of the Yesh Atid faction and member of the Blue and White union with the Israel Resilience Party, said the Blue and White party would not form a government which relied on the support of Arab factions, but would instead try to create a unity government including the Likud party.

Lapid predicted that if, as current polls suggest, Blue and White defeats the Likud, Prime Minister Netanyahu would step down as chairman of the Likud.

“We won’t form a government with the Arab parties,” said Lapid, “we’ll turn to the Likud. It will be the post-Netanyahu Likud.”

Read more at Arutz Sheva.




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