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Lapid: ‘Nothing is over’ until the last vote counted

Prime Minister and head of the Yesh Atid party Yair Lapid addresses supporters at campaign headquarters in Tel Aviv early on November 2, 2022, after the end of voting for national elections. (JACK GUEZ / AFP)
Prime Minister and head of the Yesh Atid party Yair Lapid addresses supporters at campaign headquarters in Tel Aviv early on November 2, 2022, after the end of voting for national elections. (JACK GUEZ / AFP)

Though exit polls are forecasting a loss for the outgoing coalition he led, Prime Minister Yair Lapid insists “nothing is over” until all the votes are counted.

“Over the last year and half there was a government here of fair, upright and good people, who worked hard and created something unprecedented,” Lapid says at his Yesh Atid party’s post-election event. He says it represented all Israelis rather than sectors of the populace. “We have no intention of stopping.”

“Every Israeli needs to know tonight that we’ll continue to fight for Israel to be a Jewish and democratic state, liberal and advanced,” Lapid says.

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