Bennett announces plan to form gov't with Lapid that will oust Netanyahu

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Bennett announces plan to form gov't with Lapid that will oust Netanyahu
Sa'ar turned down Likud's offer for first place in PM rotation • New Hope and Yesh Atid negotiating teams will meet to form a unity government.
By GIL HOFFMAN
MAY 30, 2021

Yamina leader Naftali Bennett delivered his long-awaited announcement on Sunday that he would join a government with Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid and seek to replace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who he accused of leading Israel to national suicide for his own personal reasons. Yesh Atid and Yamina began negotiations immediately following the announcement on Sunday night in an effort to reach an agreement by Wednesday’s deadline.

A vote of confidence in the government and a swearing-in ceremony could take place that day. But legally, once Lapid tells President Reuven Rivlin he can form a government, he has a week to do it. Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin could block the vote for up to a week. But his spokesman said he would not engage in political tricks. “At such a crucial moment, responsibility must be taken,” Bennett said. “Therefore, I am announcing today that I intend to act with all my strength to form a national-unity government together with my friend Yair Lapid so that, God willing, together we will rescue the country from this tailspin, and we will get Israel back on track.

more............. https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/yesh-atid-new-hope-teams-to-meet-669589
 
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