Meretz endorses Lapid for PM

The left-wing Meretz party recommends that Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid form the next government, bringing the number of endorsements for the centrist leader to 45.

Meretz leader Nitzan Horowitz expresses confidence Lapid could form a government of right-wing, centrist and left-wing parties.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has so far received 52 votes, while Yamina leader Naftali Bennett has seven.

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