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Joint List ready to negotiate with the new government on the budget – report

Joint List head Ayman Odeh addresses the Knesset plenum on June 13, 2021. (Noam Moskowitz/Knesset)
Joint List head Ayman Odeh addresses the Knesset plenum on June 13, 2021. (Noam Moskowitz/Knesset)

Officials in the Joint List have told Foreign Minister Yair Lapid recently that they don’t want to see the government brought down, and would consider voting in favor of its new budget proposal, reports the Kan public broadcaster.

According to the report, Lapid has met in recent days with MKs from the Joint List, who told him that they don’t want to see his government fall and be replaced with one headed by opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

Members of the Joint List intend to meet next week to formulate their demands for the next budget.

The government has until November to pass a new budget. If it fails, a new election will automatically be triggered.

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