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Likud No. 2 calls for leadership vote if Netanyahu can’t form gov’t in current Knesset

Likud MK Yuli Edelstein speaks at a conference in Herzliya, November 23, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Likud MK Yuli Edelstein speaks at a conference in Herzliya, November 23, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

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.

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