Joint List confirms decision to recommend Lapid form government

The Joint List releases a statement explaining its decision to recommend that Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid be tasked with forming the next government.

The alliance of three predominantly Arab parties says between backing Lapid, backing Yamina chief Naftali Bennett or recommending the mandate go to the Knesset, it “prefers to task MK Yair Lapid with the mandate.”

“The Joint List emphasizes that it doesn’t support a government led by MK Naftali Bennett and will continue to have contacts with MK Yair Lapid,” the statement says.

The Joint List also notes that the Hadash and Ta’al sub-factions back Lapid, while the one lawmaker from the hardline Balad party doesn’t.

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