Gantz-Netanyahu deal ends 17-month political crisis; Gantz: “We prevented a fourth election”

The deal is done: Netanyahu, Gantz ink coalition pact
by Gil Hoffman
April 21, 2020

Israel will soon have a new coalition government after an agreement was signed on Monday evening between Likud and Blue and White, putting an end to a 17-month political stalemate that resulted in three elections. As part of the deal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has served as caretaker prime minister since December 2018, will remain prime minister for another 18 months and then will be replaced in October 2021 by Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, who will serve as vice prime minister in the meantime. Netanyahu will become vice prime minister under Gantz after that – but if he leaves the Prime Minister’s Office sooner, Gantz will take over. READ MORE

JERUSALEM POST Benjamin Netanyahu to meet Naftali Bennett to woo Yamina into coalition Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met by video conference with Yamina leader Naftali Bennett for an hour-and-a-half on Wednesday evening, amid threats from the right-wing party to remain outside the coalition.

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