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Gantz can’t foresee Lapid forming government after elections

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

National Unity's Benny Gantz at the launch of the party's campaign for the upcoming elections on September 6, 2022. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
National Unity's Benny Gantz at the launch of the party's campaign for the upcoming elections on September 6, 2022. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

National Unity party leader and Defense Minister Benny Gantz lays out three political scenarios following November’s elections, none of which include a government under current prime minister and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid.

Gantz says that either he or Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu will form a government, or Israel will go to its sixth election since 2019.

“Together with you, and for you, I’ll form a stately unity government,” Gantz says after announcing his party’s list for the elections.

The National Unity leader is perceived as a possible third option behind Netanyahu and Lapid, and his party is currently polling between 12 and 14 seats in the next Knesset.

 

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