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Lapid objects to direct election for prime minister

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid voices his opposition to a right-wing proposal to hold a special election to pick the next prime minister.

“We don’t need more elections. We had elections. They ended with Netanyahu unable to form a government, for the fourth time,” says Lapid at a faction meeting in the Knesset.

Under the Shas-spearheaded proposal, there would not be another election for the Knesset, after the vote held last month. A similar proposal was floated amid political deadlock after the September 2019 elections, and went nowhere.

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