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Bennett: Likud can count on Yamina’s votes to form right-wing government

Yamina leader Naftali Bennett arrives for coalition talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem on April 8, 2021.(Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Yamina leader Naftali Bennett arrives for coalition talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem on April 8, 2021.(Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Yamina leader Naftali Bennett says his party supports the formation of a right-wing government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud.

“I told Netanyahu and I will say it here, too — Likud can count on the votes of the Yamina party in favor of forming a right-wing government,” says Bennett in a public statement.

Yamina has been negotiating with Likud over the creation of a government following last month’s election.  Even with its support, a coalition remains quite unlikely, as such a government would still need the support of the Islamist Ra’am party, a prospect utterly rejected by Netanyahu’s allies in the far-right Religious Zionism party.

 

 

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