Meretz, Labor chiefs say government of anti-Netanyahu bloc can be swiftly formed

The heads of the dovish Labor and Meretz parties project confidence that a government of the so-called “change bloc” opposed to Benjamin Netanyahu could be swiftly formed, if Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid is tasking with building a coalition.

Labor’s Merav Michaeli and Meretz’s Nitzan Horowitz separately say such a government could be created in days.

But the proposed coalition of centrist, left-wing, and right-wing parties would require the backing of Arab parties, who are likely to oppose the pro-settlement Naftali Bennett being appointed prime minister as part of a rotation deal with Lapid.

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