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Likud denies coordinating with Shaked after one of its MKs claimed otherwise

Then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, speaks with then justice minister Ayelet Shaked in the Knesset, December 21, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, speaks with then justice minister Ayelet Shaked in the Knesset, December 21, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The Likud party issues a statement insisting that it did not coordinate with Jewish Home chair Ayelet Shaked, moments after MK Yoav Kisch told Channel 12 that his party had struck a secret agreement with Shaked in which she agreed to stay in the race until the end, despite having little chance of crossing the electoral threshold, in order to prevent more moderate voters from backing parties in the anti-Netanyahu bloc.

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