Gantz: I will do everything to prevent Netanyahu from forming an alternate coalition

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

Defense Minister Benny Gantz says he will “do everything” to prevent opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu from forming a new coalition, believing that fresh elections are the better option for the country.

“I will do everything to prevent the formation of an alternative government in this Knesset under [Likud leader Benjamin] Netanyahu,” says Gantz at a press conference ahead of a meeting of his Blue and White party.

In response to questions whether Gantz would agree to form a coalition with Likud if he led it, he said that that was not currently an option.

“I don’t currently see an alternative government in this Knesset,” Gantz says.

“This government didn’t persist, but we proved we could work together,” Gantz adds, referencing the cross-spectrum breadth of the outgoing coalition.

“I will do everything such that after elections there will be a government with representation from across Israeli society,” Gantz adds.

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