Netanyahu tells ministers early elections still an option

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
August 22, 2012 22:34

 
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has said publicly several times recently that he wants the next election to be held on time in October 2013 but in closed conversations with his ministers, he revealed that he is considering advancing the race.

Channel 10 reported Wednesday night that he told three Likud ministers that he might move up the election, because he is unsure if he could pass the 2013 state budget. According to the report, Netanyahu does not trust his coalition partners to make the compromises necessary to avoid elections that would be initiated automatically if the budget does not pass.

Netanyahu already delayed the first vote on the budget. His political opponents said he postponed it because he lacked a majority but his supporters said he decided tactically that it would be easier to pass it later on.

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