Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a new move after reports that rivals Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett were making progress in forming a coalition government.
Netanyahu, whose seat was unstable, offered new Hope Party leader Saar and Yamina leader alternating prime ministers, who were expected to be included in the Lapid-Bennett coalition.
According to local media reports, in Netanyahu’s proposal, it was foreseen that Saar would sit in the prime minister’s seat for the first year and three months of the coalition government to be formed.
Later, it was suggested that Netanyahu should take over as prime minister for 2 years, and Bennett would be prime minister in the last 1.5 years of the coalition.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO CHANGE NETANYAHU MESSAGE
Saar, who left Netanyahu’s party Likud and founded New Hope, rejected the Israeli Prime Minister’s offer, which was interpreted as a “last minute” maneuver.
In a statement on his Twitter account, Saar closed the doors to the Israeli Prime Minister, using the words “Our position and commitment remains: to change Netanyahu’s administration”.
In the news in the Israeli press yesterday, it was claimed that Bennett would announce today that he would form a coalition government with Lapid.
IF THE COALITION IS ESTABLISHED, NETANYAHU WILL LOSE THE PRIME MINISTRY SEAT AFTER 12 YEARS
It was noted that in the event of the formation of a coalition government, which is said to have Bennett and Lapid as prime ministers alternately, Bennett will be the first to sit in the prime minister’s seat, which Benjamin Netanyahu has held for 12 years without interruption.
After the election held in Israel on March 23, President Reuven Rivlin appointed Prime Minister Netanyahu to form a coalition government.
Netanyahu returned the post to Rivlin on May 4, as he could not find enough support to form a coalition government.
Thereupon, Rivlin gave the mandate to form a coalition government on 5 May to Netanyahu’s rival, Lapid.