With Likud continuing to lead in the polls, Labor/The Movement leader Tzipi Livni are trying to find allies and build alliances. Polls released on Thursday, 16 Shevat show the right-wing remains in the lead and Likud will have an easier time forming a coalition than Labor.
In a Channel 2 interview on Thursday, Livni turned to Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid, calling upon him to announce he will not enter a coalition led by PM Netanyahu. Channel 2 turned to Lapid for his response. He refused to release any such declaration.
The same holds true with Moshe Kahlon who heads the Kulanu party. He told Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) that he will join any coalition that permits him to take on the nation’s banks towards lowering the cost of living. He stated clearly this includes entering a coalition with Herzog or Netanyahu.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)