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Bennett convenes meeting of Yamina faction – without Silman

Naftali Bennett, right, and Ayelet Shaked seen in the Knesset plenum during voting for the president in Jerusalem on June 2, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Naftali Bennett, right, and Ayelet Shaked seen in the Knesset plenum during voting for the president in Jerusalem on June 2, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett convenes a meeting of his Yamina faction, which has narrowed to just five seats following the dramatic defection of MK Idit Silman.

Silman followed in the footsteps of fellow Yamina MK Amichai Chikli in exiting the coalition, but remaining in the Knesset, leaving the narrow 61-seat coalition with only 60 votes and no majority.

The future of the current government hangs in the balance with no clear coalition and the potential of another election on the horizon.

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