Israeli Prime Minister threatens government with another election
Tel Aviv, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday accused his partner in the governmental alliance, Benny Gantz, of refusing to cooperate, and claimed that their differences could lead to another electoral process.
I would prefer that we joined forces and worked to bring peace and vaccines and help the economy, added Netanyahu, quoted by the Jerusalem Post. The Prime Minister could hardly stay in power after three consecutive counts in which he did not get enough votes to lead the nation for a full term.
By virtue of a unity pact, Gantz, who is the minister of Defense, should replace the veteran head of Governent, who has a pending trial on charges of corruption due for November 2021.
The complex government formula backed by President Reuven Rivlin, under the pretext of tackling the Covid-19 crisis, could disappear if another count generates a defining result in favor of either of the contenders.
It is Netanyahu who is violating the consensuses, blocking nominations and hampering the approval of the budget, the latter being one of the main topics for disagreement, said the Blue and White coalition headed by Gantz.
The moment and way to proceed on the planned partial annexation of the West Bank is another topic on which they disagree, because Ganz favors giving priority to fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
Netanyahu is accused of fraud, abuse of trust and acceptance of bribes because he allegedly received generous gifts from billionaire friends and exchanged favors with media magnates.
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