Lapid Says Israel's Gov't Can Last till Next Passover, if ‘We Do it Right’
“This government will be here next Passover as long as the coalition crisis is managed correctly,” Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said on Thursday, April 14, as he explained that it was possible to continue to operate without a Knesset majority.
“The current political crisis is not easy, but it can be managed. If we work correctly, this government will be here next Passover and the one after that. It will not be simple, but we will make it happen.
“This is an excellent government, and every effort will be made to ensure that it continues,” Lapid said.
He spoke more than a week after MK Idit Silman (Yamina), resigned from the coalition that she chairs. The move dropped the coalition from a narrow majority of 61-seats to 60, out of a 120-member parliament.
“There were governments in Israel with far fewer than 60 seats that did great things,” Lapid said.
Lapid told reporters that the government could remain stable at 60, particularly since the right-wing block headed by Likud party leader and former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu only had 54 seats.
Lapid said that he was checking into the legal possibility of approving a one-year budget rather than a two year. The government, he added, has enough support to pass a budget. (JPost / VFI News)
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