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Netanyahu said under pressure to let Bennett be PM first in rotation government

Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s associates are pressuring him to agree to a rotation government in which Yamina chief Naftali Bennett will serve first as prime minister, the Walla news site reports.

The aim of such an arrangement would be to bring the New Hope party into a right-wing government. New Hope has ruled out joining a Netanyahu-led government, and without its support the premier and his right-wing religious allies lack a majority.

Citing unnamed sources, the report says Netanyahu has not yet agreed to the proposal, but pressure from his associates is growing as his officially mandated time to form a government runs out.

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