Blue and White recommends Yair Lapid to form ‘wide centrist government’

Raoul Wootliff is the The Times of Israel's political correspondent.

Representatives of the Blue and White party recommend Yesh Atid chair Yair Lapid to form a “wide centrist government” in their meeting with Rivlin.

Together with the same recommendation from Yesh Atid, Lapid now how 25 recommendations to Netanyahu’s 39 made up of 30 from Lidud and 9 from Shas.

Culture Minister Chili Trooper tells Rivlin that the party does not rule out any others, including Likud, but will not accept “any government headed by Netanyahu.”

Rivlin says, “The direction of the talks so far is a fifth election. Democracy has exhausted itself in four election campaigns.”