Likud MK Yuli Edelstein calls for the opposition party to hold leadership primaries if its chief, former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, cannot form a government in the current Knesset if the current coalition collapses.
Edelstein, a former Knesset speaker and senior minister, announced last year that he would challenge Netanyahu to lead Likud.
“I usually don’t get into fights that I don’t think I can win,” Edelstein tells Channel 12 news.
He calls for the ruling minority government’s collapse and argues a new ruling coalition can be formed without going to new elections.
“If Netanyahu knows how to assemble a government in the current Knesset, I definitely won’t stand in his way because I said the State of Israel doesn’t need elections. If not, then hold a competition for leadership of the party,” he says.