Gantz says Blue and White will be largest party: ‘People are yearning for us’

Former military chief Benny Gantz vows that the Blue and White electoral alliance he heads will be the largest party, after national elections on Tuesday, and will be best positioned to form the next government.

Speaking in Tel Aviv at Blue and White’s last major campaign event, Gantz addresses Prime Minister Netanyahu’s warnings that the right could lose power if Likud is not the biggest party after elections, even though right-wing parties are forecast to receive a majority of Knesset seats.

“People are yearning for us, we can feel the drift and our political rival Netanyahu understands and is doing everything he can to prevent this,” Gantz says.

“On Tuesday at midnight, after all the effort, we will be the biggest party. The president will pick up the phone and we’ll take it from there,” he adds.

Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz greets supporters at a campaign event in Tel Aviv, on April 7, 2019. (Gili Yaari/Flash90)

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