Israeli Netanyahu’s two rivals forms centrist alliance in a bid to defeat him in April election

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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s two strongest rebellion (challengers) in the country’s April general election have joined a centrist alliance force in a bid to defeat Netanyahu.

According to BBC news reports, centrist politician Yair Lapid and ex-army chief Benny Gantz have agreed to join a centrist force and also agreed to rotate their post as prime minister if their alliance win against Netanyahu’s.

Separately, Netanyahu has forged an alliance with several far-right parties in order to try to shore up votes. His right-wing Likud Party leads the election polls despite a probe into corruption allegations levelled against Netanyahu.

The Israeli attorney general is still due to make a final decision on whether Netanyahu, who has reportedly denied all the allegations against him, should be charged or not in the coming weeks.

Gantz and Lapid have on Wednesday announced their intention to form a centrist alliance and run on a joint ticket, before Thursday’s deadline to submit the candidate lists for the general elections on April 9.

They were also accompanied by former defence minister Moshe Yaalon and ex-military chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi.

The BBC’s Jerusalem correspondent Tom Bateman said the move is seen as making the election race more challenging and competitive to Netanyahu’s decade-long leadership.

In a statement, Gantz’s Resilience party said it had “decided to establish a joint list that will comprise the new Israeli ruling party”, and also vowed to reunite the society.

The prime minister has vowed to remain in office whatever the outcome of the attorney general’s decision.



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