Likud to Bennett: Resign or set date for new Israeli elections

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Likud to Bennett: Resign or set date for new Israeli elections
Likud MK Israel Katz: "Naftali Bennett has lost not only his majority but also the moral right to remain in power."
By GIL HOFFMAN
Published: MAY 2, 2022

Likud MKs demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at a special Knesset session called on Monday during the parliament’s spring recess. It was a preview of what are set to be stormy months in the legislature. The Knesset will return from its extended break next Monday and Bennett’s government will immediately face its first no-confidence vote since coalition chairwoman Idit Silman defected to the opposition and the coalition lost its majority.

All eyes will be on the vote of Silman, who could be declared a defector and thereby be prevented from running with Likud in the next election if she votes no-confidence in Bennett. “I call on Naftali Bennett to resign and allow Benjamin Netanyahu to return and form a government,” Likud MK Israel Katz told the plenum. “If that does not happen, I call on the Knesset to set an agreed-upon date for elections. Bennett has lost not only his majority but also the moral right to remain in power.”

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