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Netanyahu calls for a runoff between himself and Gantz

Given the political stalemate in Israel, the right-wing conservative head of government Benjamin Netanyahu has called for a runoff between him and his Challenger, Benny Gantz, from the center-Alliance Blue-and-White.

"If Blue-and-White any of the large coalition will agree to that, then you have to allow Israeli citizens to directly elect a Prime Minister: Netanyahu or Gantz," wrote Netanyahu on Saturday evening on its Facebook page. Blue-and-White, however, refused immediately as a ploy Netanyahu.

has been voted twice this year in Israel, a new Parliament, it is situation between the right-religious and center-left camp, no government education, however, was due to a stalemate. Negotiations on the formation of a large coalition between the Likud and Blue-and-White went so far without success. The last period of time within which a third election could be averted within one year, ends on Wednesday.


Blue-White announced on Saturday night: "We strive to prevent costly and unnecessary options ." Netanyahu's proposal, however, is an empty deception, is the aim of a choice of method to bring back, which have proven in the past as a destructive and unsuccessful. Netanyahu wool to distract with the maneuvers of the corruption allegations against him and was "the Only one who is responsible for dragging the state of Israel in a third round of elections".

The Ministry of justice had reported in the past month, the 70-year-old Netanyahu should be indicted for fraud and embezzlement, and bribery. It is the first Time in Israel's history that a sitting Prime Minister is accused. Netanyahu spoke of a coup attempt, and criticized Israel's justice in the strongest possible terms. Opposition politicians accused the head of government, he is driving the country into a fratricidal war.

The Likud insists that Netanyahu, in the framework of a unity government as the first head of government. Gantz rejects a coalition with Netanyahu at the top because of the corruption accusations against the Likud leader. (sda)

Created: 08.12.2019, 03:09 PM

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