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Lapid slams Netanyahu’s direct election idea as ‘bypass aimed at buying time’

Opposition Leader Yair Lapid dismisses Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for direct election just for prime minister.

“Netanyahu, the State of Israel doesn’t need another election,” the Yesh Atid party leader tweets. “This isn’t a direct election, it is a bypass aimed at buying time at the public’s expense.

“It is time to form an Israeli unity government. It is possible,” he adds, referring to a potential government that doesn’t include Likud, which would face significant hurdles since it would have to include both right-wing and Arab parties, or both ultra-Orthodox and secularist parties.

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