Peretz urges Gantz to sign coalition agreement with Labor

Labor chairman Amir Peretz calls on Blue and White leader Benny Gantz to sign his first coalition agreement with the Labor party.

Speaking at a faction meeting ahead of the Knesset’s swearing-in ceremony, Peretz urges Gantz to sign on the dotted line even before he is “passed the mandate” for forming a government — which currently is held by Prime Minister Netanyahu — from President Reuven Rivlin.

Peretz proposes that Labor and Blue and White operate as a “shadow government” until an official one is formed, presenting alternative diplomatic, security and economic policies in the face of “Netanyahu’s failed government.”

— Jacob Magid

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