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TV: Likud now not expected to recommend Bennett form government

In an apparent reversal, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud party is now not expected to recommend Yamina chief Naftali Bennett be tasked with forming a government, Channel 12 news reports.

The reported change of heart is due to Bennett not ruling out forming a government with Netanyahu’s political rivals, according to the network.

The report comes before Netanyahu’s mandate to form a government expires at midnight.

While Netanyahu’s party never declared it would recommend Bennett, numerous reports suggested Likud was weighing doing so as a way of preventing the Yamina leader from assembling a coalition with anti-Netanyahu parties.

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