Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar tells the Ynet news site that the next election will likely produce the same results as the previous ones, with the right-wing, religious bloc led by former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu failing to secure a majority needed to form a coalition.
“Despite all his [media] spin, he will not have 61, just as he did after the previous election,” Sa’ar says.
The New Hope chairman says that there was no escaping the upcoming election, though, as it is not possible to run a government with a 56-MK coalition. Sa’ar is referring to the fact that several members of what once was a 61-MK coalition have refused to vote with the ruling bloc on key legislation, leading to the leadership’s decision to submit legislation to disband parliament.
Sa’ar reiterates that he will not serve in a government led by Netanyahu.