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Yair Lapid vows to form balanced gov't

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid promised on Wednesday to form a government with a cross-section of Israeli society next month after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's mandate ends.
Lapid complained that the media had been speculating about whether the next government would be right-wing or left-wing. 
"The government that we are trying to form will have three right-wing parties (Yamina, New Hope and Yisrael Beteynu), two centrist parties (Yesh Atid and Blue and White), and two left-wing Zionist parties (Labor and Meretz)," Lapid wrote on Facebook. "This means that no-one will get everything they want, but there will be balance that will require us to focus on practical goals: the budget, health, education and the urgent need to lower the flames in Israeli society."
Lapid also pledged to change Israel's system of government, which he said is flawed. 
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