Gantz to be X-factor in race

Sources close to Gantz said he had “nothing new at the moment” to reveal about his future plans.

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December 24, 2018 20:36
Former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz

Former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid and Zionist Union chairman Avi Gabbay called upon former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz to run together with their parties in the April 9 election.

Sources close to Gantz said he had “nothing new at the moment” to reveal about his future plans.

The charismatic former general has drafted the 130 signatures of founding members necessary to form a new political party that will run in the election.

But sources close to Gantz have denied that the preparation for forming the party was a sign that he had made a final decision to either run independently with the new party or use it to negotiate with other parties that would run together.


The latest polls have predicted a new party led by Gantz with the clean reputation would win 16 seats, even though he has not revealed his political views on key issues yet.

But one option that is not on the table is Gantz will not be joining Likud.

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