Likud MK David Bitan says Prime Minister Netanyahu has accepted that he and Likud are heading into opposition.
“Netanyahu knows that he will be in the opposition. Netanyahu has already begun his fight as chair of the opposition, in order to switch the government [and regain power],” Bitan tells Channel 12 news.
Asked if Netanyahu is the right man to lead that fight, Bitan says the incumbent premier “is our leader, and the fact is that he always wins 30 or more seats [for Likud]. That’s not easy.”
But Bitan says Netanyahu was dealt a more difficult hand this time.
“He was facing people from left and right, in such a way that he wasn’t able to beat them,” the Likud MK says.