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‘Israeli’ Elections Scenarios: Lieberman Conceives Plan for Anti-Netanyahu Bloc
By Staff, Agencies
Amid the expected scenarios from the results of the ‘Israeli’ entity’s elections, Yisrael Beiteinu’s chairman Avigdor Lieberman held over the course of Wednesday a series of talks with leaders of the so-called anti-Netanyahu bloc, Hebrew outlet Maariv reported.
According to the report, Lieberman’s estimate is that Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bloc will not have more than 59 mandates in the final count, including the right-wing Yamina party.
Therefore, Lieberman was cited as saying, “The main goal now facing the ‘bloc of change’ is to take over the Knesset.”
This entails replacing the Knesset [Zionist parliament] Speaker, taking over the chairmanship of the House Committee and the chairmanship of the Finance Committee and the Foreign Affairs and War Committees as well, Maariv reported.
Lieberman further stressed in discussions the need to advance immediately legislation that will prevent an indicted individual to contend for the premiership.
Netanyahu faces a graft trial in three separate cases, though he vehemently denies any wrongdoing.
Reports in the past suggested that the Zionist premier intends to pass a bill that would grant him legal immunity as an incumbent prime minister, while his political rivals have attempted to push forward a bill that would force Netanyahu’s ouster due to his trial.
Lieberman, according to Maariv, argued that if such legislation would go through, it would force change in the Likud as well, solving Tel Aviv’s political stasis after four years of instability.
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