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Yesh Atid, Yamina distance themselves from Joint List support

The parties leading the emerging “change government,” Yesh Atid and Yamina, have both reportedly distanced themselves from the support of the Arab-majority Joint List in their move to replace Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin and expedite the swearing-in of the government.

Yesh Atid has said the Joint List’s declaration of support wasn’t coordinated with the party, according to Channel 12 news. The report says the bloc may elect not to rely on the Joint List votes for the move.

Similarly, Yamina sources are quoted by the Walla news site as saying they won’t rely on Joint List support and will elect a new Knesset speaker when the government is sworn in and not before, meaning the move won’t be expedited.

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