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Bennett reportedly discussed the possibility of setting up a government with Likud

Then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then-education minister Naftali Bennett (left) at the annual Bible Quiz at the Jerusalem Theatre on Independence Day, April 19, 2018. (Shlomi Cohen/Flash90)
Then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then-education minister Naftali Bennett (left) at the annual Bible Quiz at the Jerusalem Theatre on Independence Day, April 19, 2018. (Shlomi Cohen/Flash90)

Prime Minister Bennett discussed the possibility of setting up an alternative government with opposition leader Netanyahu’s Likud party during a meeting with political advisers in Tel Aviv today, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

Bennett’s Yamina party denies the report.

In the current Knesset, Yamina, Likud and the rest of the right-wing religious bloc still would not have a 61-seat majority. Bennett discussed with an adviser the possibility of roping in another party, such as Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope, Kan reported.

Bennett’s coalition has been on the ropes for weeks and lost its majority in the Knesset in April.

An alternative government could be set up within the current Knesset without new elections, if another candidate can assemble a majority.

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