Disgruntled Yisrael Beytenu MK announces break from faction

For anyone who’s missed it, the day of the new government’s planned inaugurations had already begun with a bit of drama, as a disgruntled Yisrael Beytenu MK, Eli Avidar, unhappy with the post he was offered in the coalition, announces he will no longer be bound to the party after the coalition is installed.

However, he stresses that he will vote to approve the new government.

With the coalition expected to have a razor-thin majority in parliament of 61-59, actions such as Avidar’s are certain to worry the leaders of the change bloc.

Yisrael Beytenu MK Eli Avidar in the Knesset on April 29, 2019. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

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