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Netanyahu advocates giving the coalition “one more chance” to avoid new elections

August 10, 2020

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was ready to give his coalition “another chance” with the blue and white formation of former military chief Benny Gantz, who on Monday campaigned to take the “threat” off the table. of new elections – they would be the fourth in less than two years.

The alliance between Netanyahu and Gantz, which had agreed to share power three months ago, stalled on Sunday after a tense meeting at which the two parties disagreed on how to prepare the next budget, the approval of which will survive the executive ultimately depends. .

The law stipulates that these accounts must be approved within the first 100 days of government – they will be fulfilled on Aug. 24 – but key leaders seem ready to reform this rule to buy at least some time. These plans would move the risk of early elections to November.

Netanyahu advocates giving the coalition “one more chance” to avoid new electionsNetanyahu advocates giving the coalition “one more chance” to avoid new elections

“Remove the threat of elections from the public agenda and instead of panicking, give the people the certainty, security and trust they deserve,” Gantz said in a message to the Prime Minister on Monday. and delivered before members of his party. Gantz believes a new vote would be a “civil war”.

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