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Labor: As far as we’re concerned, coalition is a go

Labor party leader Merav Michaeli gives her formal approval to Yesh Atid chief Yair Lapid to inform the president that he has succeeded in forming a government.

It is still not clear whether the center-left will agree to a demand by Yamina’s Ayelet Shaked to replace Michaeli on the judicial appointment panel.

There are unconfirmed reports that Labor could decide to remain outside the coalition if Shaked take’s Michaeli’s place, while backing it from outside.

Yamina head Naftali Bennett (L) and Labor chair Merav Michaeli in the Knesset plenum for the election of Israel’s 11th president, June 2, 2021. (Dani Shem Tov/ Knesset)
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