Government doesn't depend on Netanyahu - Lapid


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Government doesn't depend on Netanyahu - Lapid
Benjamin Netanyahu is negotiating a plea deal that may require him to leave politics.
Published: JANUARY 17, 2022

Alternate prime minister Yair Lapid reacted for the first time on Monday to opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu negotiating a plea deal that could result in him leaving politics. Asked at Yesh Atid's faction meeting if he still thinks his rotation as prime minister would happen if Netanyahu signs a plea deal, Lapid said: "This government will last because it does not depend on Netanyahu. It depends on working together and national unity."

Responding to reports that Netanyahu's successor as Likud leader could form a government in the current Knesset, Lapid said he trusts Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Bennett's Yamina colleague, Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked to honor the coalition agreement and facilitate the rotation. At Labor's faction meeting, party leader Merav Michaeli came out against a possible plea deal.