Ya'alon: Kadima joining gov't could alienate the public

May 12, 2012 17:28

Vice Premier Moshe Ya'alon said Saturday that while Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was correct to avoid early elections, the process by which Kadima joined the government coalition could potentially alienate the public and cause them to lose faith in the political system.

Speaking at a cultural event in Nes Ziona, Ya'alon said that the formation of the 94-member national unity coalition is the type of political maneuver that "surely does not encourage the public to be involved in politics, or even come to vote."

In an apparent jab at Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz for joining the coalition after having been extremely critical of Netanyahu while a member of the opposition, Ya'alon said that the public was becoming disillusioned and losing trust in politicians because of their "zigzagging" and failure to keep their word.

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