On Friday, Blue and White MK Ofer Shelah stated that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “needs elections to purchase [himself] a couple of extra months of immunity,” including, “all the pieces else is lies and deception.”
“Bibi accuses us of dragging Israel into elections. This is the reality: He had his 25-day mandate and he did nothing,” Shelah continued.
Netanyahu gave Inside Minister MK Aryeh Deri the go-ahead on advancing a direct election between him and Blue and White chief Benny Gantz, Channel 12 reported on Friday.
Senior right-bloc members regarded to direct elections for prime minister, whereas Netanyahu stated he was nonetheless in favor of a unity authorities on Tuesday.
“Prime Minister Netanyahu will not be selling a legislation for direct elections; moderately, he’s engaged on forming a broad nationwide unity authorities, the one authorities that may be established and what the State of Israel wants right now,” stated a Likud spokesperson.
Lahav Harkov and Jerusalem Put up Workers contributed to this report.
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