Yamina faction meeting begins after several hour delay

Lawmakers from the Yamina party are now meeting after this morning’s faction was delayed until this afternoon.

Rebel MK Amichai Chikli is not present after earlier saying he would skip the meeting. Chikli objects to Yamina forming a government with Yesh Atid and the “change bloc” of anti-Netanyahu parties, which is made up of centrist, right-wing and left-wing factions and will almost surely need the backing of the Islamist Ra’am and/or the Joint List alliance of three predominantly Arab parties to swear in the prospective coalition.

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