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Yesh Atid recommends Lapid to form next government

Raoul Wootliff is the The Times of Israel's political correspondent.

Yesh Atid MKs meeting with President Rivlin recommend that party leader Yair Lapid form the new coalition, saying he is the only candidate capable of doing so.

“When we have a prime minister who is right now in court defending himself, we need a candidate who will work for the sake of the State of Israel, not himself, to take on this important task,” Yesh Atid No. 2 Orna Barbivai says.

She says does not deny that Lapid may put forward another candidate to be prime minister, but says that he must be given the mandate to form the government based on having the best chances of being able to do so.

Members of the Yesh Atid party meet with President Reuven Rivlin at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem on April 5, 2021 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
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