Israel: Leaders of Both Parties Have Agreed to Form An Emergency Government

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In Israel, leaders of the two largest parties have reached an agreement to form an emergency government.

 

Details are not yet there, but according to Israeli media, current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would stay on for half a term and then opposition leader Benny Gantz would become Prime Minister.

Negotiations have been going on for weeks between the right-wing Likud party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz.

They seemed to agree for a few weeks, but apparently, the gap between the two was still huge.

Both have now announced that there is an agreement on an emergency government. It would lead Israel in a “grand coalition” for three years.

There are not many details yet, but according to Israeli media, Netanyahu would be prime minister for the first half of the period and Gantz the second half.

The government must lead the country through the corona crisis and subsequent economic problems.

If there had not been an agreement now, the Israelis would have had to go to the polls for the fourth time in a year. In the past three elections, neither of the two major blocs has been able to get a majority in parliament and attempts to rule together have always failed.

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