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Gantz Said Planning To Back Wednesday Vote To Call New Elections

Gantz Said Planning To Back Wednesday Vote To Call New Elections
Benny Gantz, 2019
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Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party is expected to give initial backing to a bill to dissolve the Knesset and call early elections when it comes up for a vote Wednesday, TV reports said Monday evening, amid widespread speculation that Israelis will soon find themselves at the ballot box for the fourth time in under two years.

The opposition-backed motion of no confidence is only going up for its preliminary reading Wednesday. It would still need to be approved by a Knesset committee and then pass three more votes to formally dissolve the government.

Channel 13 news said that Gantz’s chief of staff Maayan Israeli spoke Monday evening with Netanyahu’s chief of staff, Asher Ohayon, and told him that Blue and White would “vote in favor of dissolving the Knesset on Wednesday…”

To read more visit The Times of Israel.

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