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Gideon Sa’ar says he won’t agree to power-sharing coalition with Netanyahu

New Hope party leader Gideon Sa’ar says he will not agree to join a power-sharing government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose Likud party he recently left to form the fledgling party.

Sa’ar, a longtime internal rival of the premier, has previously vowed not to enter a government headed by Netanyahu.

“I also won’t agree to a rotation [agreement] with Netanyahu,” he tells Channel 12.

Netanyahu has widely been accused of intentionally violating a power-sharing agreement with Benny Gantz, promising him the premiership after 1.5 years without any intention of keeping the promise.

Sa’ar also says he views the chances of him forming a coalition together with the left-wing Meretz party as “unlikely.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then Minister of Internal Affairs Gideon Sa’ar, in the Knesset, July 9, 2013. (Flash 90)
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