Ra’am won’t support Netanyahu’s push for direct premiership election — report

Channel 12 news quotes a senior source in the Islamist Ra’am party saying it won’t support Prime Minister Netanyahu’s push for direct premiership elections.

The report says Ra’am isn’t happy with Netanyahu’s rhetoric regarding the issue, and won’t be willing to back the proposal, which would relieve Netanyahu of any commitment to the party.

Without Ra’am’s support, Netanyahu doesn’t appear to have a realistic majority supporting the initiative, even if Yamina leader Naftali Bennett supports it.

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