Report: Likud Offers Blue And White To Scrap Rotation Deal For Passing Budget

By Staff Reporter
Posted on 11/27/20 | News Source: i24

Compromise raised in order to avoid fourth Israeli elections in the span of two years

The Likud and Blue and White parties are holding behind-the-scenes negotiations in order to find a compromise over the state budget and prevent another round of elections for parliament, which would be Israel’s fourth in two years, outlet N12 reported Friday.

The report suggests that the compromise would see the government pass a budget for 2021 but will kill the rotation deal between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz.

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Another point of contention is the coalition agreement clause which puts Gantz as prime minister in the interim period between the Knesset’s (Israel Parliament) dissolvement and the newly elected government.

N12 noted that members in Gantz’s party strongly object to a compromise that will revoke the rotation agreement.

On Thursday, Netanyahu referred to reports estimating Israel is heading toward another election, placing the blame on Blue and White for not honoring the coalition agreements. Read more at i24