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Joint List MK posts, deletes tweet expressing willingness to back Lapid-led gov’t without Bennett at helm

MK Aida Touma-Sliman of the Joint (Arab) List speaks at the party's Hebrew-language campaign launch in Tel Aviv, August 20, 2019. (Gili Yaari/Flash90)
MK Aida Touma-Sliman of the Joint (Arab) List speaks at the party's Hebrew-language campaign launch in Tel Aviv, August 20, 2019. (Gili Yaari/Flash90)

Minutes after Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid finished his press conference in which he urged for the formation of a unity government, Joint List MK Aida Touma-Sliman posts a tweet in which she urges Lapid not to agree to a rotational agreement with Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett.

“If Netanyahu is unable to form a coalition, Lapid should not cede the premiership to Bennett who has just seven seats. Lapid should demand that he be the sole leader of the government. This would be a government which is not right-wing. This kind of government would be one that the Joint List would be prepared to back,” she tweets, before deleting the comment moments later

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