This Thursday morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahou reached out to his rival Benny Gantz to form a broad coalition government in order to avoid a third election.
Benyamin Netanyahu is playing his political follow up in Israel. In difficulty after the announcement of the (unofficial) results, Likud and the White and Blue Party are neck and neck between 32 and 33 seats each. Indeed, no political party has managed to take a majority of the 61 seats in the Israeli Knesset t Knesset Israeli parliament to form a government. The new deal prompted the head of government to review his speech and propose direct discussions with his main rival, former General Benny Gantz.
“During the elections, I called for the establishment of a right-wing government. Unfortunately, the election results show that this is not possible. The people did not decide between the two blocs. Therefore, there is no choice but to form a government of unity, as broad as possible,” Netanyahu said in a video message published this morning.
Benny Gantz, for his part, said during the campaign that he would not sit in a government with Benyamin Netanyahu because he was targeted by a corruption procedure. At the current stage,Benny Gantz has not yet given his opinion on this extended hand of the Prime Minister. This climate of uncertainty forced the Likud candidate to cancel his participation in the 74th UN General Assembly.