Barkat criticizes Likud's attempts to court Gantz

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Barkat criticizes Likud's attempts to court Gantz
MK Nir Barkat: I do not think Gantz should be Prime Minister, certainly not with eight seats.
Arutz Sheva Staff , Sep 19 , 2021
Nir Barkat.

Senior Likud MK Nir Barkat on Saturday night criticized the Likud's attempts to court Defense Minister Benny Gantz in an attempt to convince him to join a coalition with the Likud. "It's a mistake, I do not think Gantz should be Prime Minister, certainly not with eight seats," Barkat told Channel 12 News in an interview. "I think the person who should be the Prime Minister of Israel is the leader of the largest party in the coalition. We must not allow a party with six or eight seats to lead the country. We want the Prime Minister to have strong validation from the public, so I do not think Gantz with eight seats should lead the government."

Barkat did not rule out running against Benjamin Netanyahu for the leadership of the Likud, but stressed, "It is not on the agenda. When the time comes, we will see what happens." The comments follow a report on Friday which said that Gantz and Netanyahu met at the conclusion of the recent Knesset session.

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