Yesh Atid recommends party leader and outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid as the candidate to form the next government, a symbolic move after his bloc failed to clinch the requisite number of seats in last week’s election.
The Labor party is the only other party expected to recommend Lapid to President Herzog.
Yesh Atid reaffirms its intention to head into the opposition after its short stint leading the coalition, throwing a barb at Likud for what it says is a flexible ideology by the party to regain control.
“One shouldn’t change values just to be in power,” Energy Minister Karine Elharrar tells Herzog.
Likud has been heavily criticized by the center-left for embracing far-right parties in the latest election round.
“We need to be an alternative, to keep democratic and liberal values,” says party faction director MK Boaz Toporovsky.