Israel’s Blue and White party has stopped its campaign to gather sufficient signatures from Knesset members to enable its leader, Benny Gantz, to form a government, Israel Radio reported.
The station said the party has left the scene open for Likud, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to form a coalition government, however, the latter’s chances are also slim.
Israel’s Blue and White party has stopped its campaign to gather sufficient signatures from Knesset members to enable its leader, Benny #Gantz, to form a #Government, Israel Radio reported.
The station said the party has left the scene open for …
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According to the Israel Radio, Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) has stopped its efforts because it came to the conclusion that its chances of forming a government are very small, in light of the intransigence of Yisrael Beiteinu Avigdor Lieberman and to avoid entering into a coalition with the Joint List.
The report said:
“Blue and White coalition fears that Gantz will not be able to form a government, which would damage its image in the Israeli street.”
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Israel has been in a political vacuum for nearly a year. The Knesset elections were held in April and September 2019, but no government has so far emerged.
A third Knesset election is expected to take place in March 2020.
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