Benny Gantz says he wants to work for a coalition government with its main political opponent:
– These are unusual times, and they demand unusual decisions, ” said Gantz, after having been elected Knessets speaker on Thursday.
This surprising development comes as Israel is struggling to gain control over koronaviruset. Israel had on Friday morning closer 2.700 infections in the country and 8 people are registered died of COVID-19.
A palestiner dusjes with disinfectant to prevent koronasmitte when he comes from work in Israel and to enter to the west bank.
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Gantz leader employers “Blue and white” and have struggled to take the job from prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Since april of last year, there have been three elections to the national assembly Knesset, but neither Netanyahu or Gantz has managed to gain a majority in parliament for a government.
The last election was held 2. march .
That Gantz got enough votes to be elected as speaker in the national assembly, be interpreted as a sign that he and Netanyahu have agreed to form an admirer.
With its charming exterior the former yrkesoffiseren and generalstabssjefen Benny Gantz created new life in israeli politics, says in this portrait of him.
Demonstrators in Jerusalem this week protesting against what they believe is undemocratic actions by the Netanyahus government.
Photo: RONEN ZVULUN / Reuters Parts of the job
According to unconfirmed messages will Gantz get the post of the foreign minister in the government, which until further notice shall be chaired by Netanyahu. The two will rotate as prime minister, and Netanyahu is expected to be replaced by Gantz in september 2021.
A political hestehandel can give Benny Gantz statsministerjobben in 2021.
Photo: AHMAD GHARABLI
The two had conversations on Wednesday. Then drew parlamentsleder Yuli Edelstein. It cleared the way for a vote. Thus was the Gantz elected to this important position in the Knesset.
According to the messages from Israel to Gantz give up the role as speaker after the government is formed.
Gantz’ decision to try to get to a partnership with Netanyahu has led to several of his allies have abandoned the party
israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in the year indicted for multiple cases of bribery, fraud and betrayal of trust. Even calling Netanyahu indictment for “an attempted coup”.
Here you can read about the attorney general’s decision.