Danon: Lapid's extortion could exclude him from coalition

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 13, 2013 08:05

Likud MK Danny Danon on Wednesday accused Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid of "extortion" and warned that he could still potentially find himself outside of the coalition.

"Yair Lapid does not understand that that he is entering as a partner in the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. This is not new politics, it's old extortion," Danon stated as coalition talks remained at a standstill with the the Saturday night deadline to form a government looming.

"The number of mandates for Shas and United Torah Judaism together is similar to that of Yesh Atid. If he doesn't understand this he will find himself outside of the government," the Likud MK said.

"If we are extorted today on the small things we will find ourselves facing much bigger extortion in the future. Lapid cannot dictate all of the developments that he desires, Danon added.


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