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Yamina MK said considering opposing ‘change government’

Yamina MK Nir Orbach is considering opposing the prospective “change government,” Channel 12 news reports, a move that could very likely sink its chances of being formed.

Reports have previously said that Orbach has considered resigning rather than vote to back the government, in which his own party leader Naftali Bennett is slated to serve as prime minister before handing the reins to Yesh Atid chief Yair Lapid.

Were Orbach to resign, a pro-change government Yamina member could take his place. But were he to vote against the government, its wafer-thin 61-59 potential majority would evaporate.

Yamina MK Nir Orbach arrives for the swearing-in of the 24th Knesset in Jerusalem, April 6, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Rebel Yamina MK Amichai Chikli has already vowed to oppose the proposed government.

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