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Shas chief Deri becomes latest minister to urge early elections

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, who heads the Shas party, urges Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “call early elections” amid a growing coalition crisis following the resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman.

Netanyahu and Deri meet Thursday afternoon as part of a round of meetings the prime minister is holding with coalition chiefs to attempt to ascertain support for keeping the government afloat until its currently scheduled election day in November 2019.

“The good of the country requires going to early elections with the agreement of all coalition parties,” Deri says.

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