Lapid says he and Ra’am chair Abbas spoke, agreed to meet soon; Abbas denies

As the updated tally predicts the Islamist Ra’am party will enter the Knesset, its head Mansour Abbas has spoken to Yesh Atid chief Yair Lapid, the leader of the biggest party in the anti-Netanyahu bloc, a Yesh Atid party official confirms to The Times of Israel.

Lapid and Abbas agree to hold a meeting in the coming days, according to the official.

However, Abbas disputes this account in an interview with the Ynet news site, saying he hasn’t spoken to Lapid.

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