Netanyahu preempts Peres, starts building coalition

ByGIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
January 24, 2013 22:39

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke to the heads of all the Zionist parties in the Knesset over the past two days and invited them to coalition talks on the formation of the widest possible government.

Netanyahu hopes to form a coalition of at least 80 MKs in order to ensure that none of the parties in the coalition could topple him, including the 19-MK Yesh Atid faction. Netanyahu and Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid are expected to compromise on which parties would be included in the coalition.

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