Report: Bennett may get mandate to form gov’t with Netanyahu’s support

Yamina party leader Naftali Bennett is hoping to get the presidential mandate to form a government with the support of the right-wing bloc — Likud, Shas, United Torah Judaism and Religious Zionism, Walla news reports.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering the possibility, the report says.

Yamina is denying the report.

Head of the Yamina party Naftali Bennett speaks during a faction meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem on April 12, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

According to the report, the proposal is that if Bennett fails to form a government with Likud, he will support new elections — either a new parliamentary vote or a direct vote for the premiership.

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