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Haredi party chief says opposition needs to look at who has best chance at forming new coalition – report

UTJ MK Moshe Gafni reacts during a session in the plenum hall of the Knesset, on July 26, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
UTJ MK Moshe Gafni reacts during a session in the plenum hall of the Knesset, on July 26, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The leader of an ultra-Orthodox party says the opposition should think carefully when deciding who could form a potential government after Yamina’s Idit Silman quit the coalition.

“We should also take stock of who is most worthy and who has the most chance of forming a government immediately without having to go to the polls,” says United Torah Judaism leader MK Moshe Gafni, according to the Ynet news site.

Last year Gafni said that perhaps the Likud party should have replaced Benjamin Netanyahu as leader in order to avert the formation of the current government.

As the coalition was sworn in last June, Gafni said Netanyahu stepping aside to let a different Likud lawmaker form a government “may have been the right thing to do.”

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