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Smotrich says fall of government is ‘only a matter of time’

Head of the Tkuma party MK Bezalel Smotrich speaks at the annual Jerusalem Conference of Channel 20 in Jerusalem, on March 16, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Head of the Tkuma party MK Bezalel Smotrich speaks at the annual Jerusalem Conference of Channel 20 in Jerusalem, on March 16, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Religious Zionism MK says that the fall of the current government after the defection of Yamina MK Idit Silman is only a matter of time.

“The right won majorly in the [last] election, there is an overwhelming majority for the right in the Knesset,” he tells Channel 12 news, adding that lawmakers must put “the State of Israel at the center and not the individual.”

Smotrich says that “the replacement of the government is just a matter of time, and it will happen.”

Silman’s defection from the coalition leaves it with just 60 seats, one short of a majority, but the future of the government remains in question with several possible ways forward.

Smotrich did not confirm or deny that he had helped write the letter of resignation that Silman submitted this morning.

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