Benjamin Netanyahu .
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Senior Likud party members said on Sunday that if the coalition talks reach a dead end, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu might call for re-elections to be held, according to Ynet.
The sources disclaimed that Netanyahu will consider calling for elections once more if he sees no significant progress with the coalition talks during the upcoming week.
Since Netanyahu won the election at the beginning of April, and after receiving President Reuven Rivlin's permission to extend the time granted to form a coalition by 14 days, there had been no progress with the coalition talks as no party has signed an agreement with Netanyahu as of yet.
Following Sunday's cabinet meeting, Netanyahu claimed that
potential coalition partners are making outlandish demands and need to be more realistic.
“I hope that we will find a way, as soon as possible, to bring them back to reality so that we can form a strong and stable government for the State of Israel that will continue to lead the country to new heights,” he said.