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Ra’am chief says he’ll be part of coalition, stresses still not finalized

Ra’am chief Mansour Abbas, whose Islamist party’s support will almost surely be needed to swear in the “change government,” says he is optimistic a coalition can be formed and that he will be part of it, but stresses it’s still not finalized.

“You can’t say it’s over until it’s over,” he tells the Kan public broadcaster as he arrives at a hotel in Ramat Gan where party chiefs are trying to hammer out the last kinks in the prospective government that will replace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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