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Netanyahu ally Levin speaks with right-wing party heads ahead of coalition talks – report

Likud party head Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and faction chair Yariv Levin (R) lead their party's faction meeting at the Knesset, May 23, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Likud party head Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and faction chair Yariv Levin (R) lead their party's faction meeting at the Knesset, May 23, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s close ally MK Yariv Levin has begun to make contact with party heads in the right-wing bloc ahead of the start of coalition negotiations, Channel 12 news reports.

Formal meetings will begin after the final announcement of the vote tally, expected later today.

Netanyahu’s bloc is projected to win 65 seats, giving the former prime minister a comfortable majority to form a government in the 120-seat Knesset after 17 months in the opposition with his far-right and Haredi allies.

Levin is considered Netanyahu’s righthand man in the Knesset, managing faction business and politics. He managed Knesset dissolution negotiations with the coalition on behalf of the Likud-led opposition.

Levin is also the brain behind the party’s judicial reform agenda, and has advocated for it since his days as a lawyer.

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