Most Joint List members said set to recommend Lapid as PM

Five of the Joint List’s six lawmakers-to-be are set to recommend Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid as prime minister, according to the Kan public broadcaster.

Officially, the Arab party says it needs to decide on its strategy in light of the political deadlock. But the report says that behind the scenes, most of its members have already decided to support the opposition chief in an attempt to replace what they call the “Netanyahu regime.”

The report doesn’t name the MK who won’t back Lapid, but it appears to be the Balad representative, Sami Abu Shehadeh, whose Palestinian nationalist faction has refused to recommend Zionist candidates for prime minister.

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