Incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened what he called a “crisis meeting” with members of his Likud party on Sunday morning, warning them that the fate of the right-wing government could be threatened if the faction does not win the most votes at the ballot box on April 9.
Netanyahu told political allies that he does not believe that Likud has safely secured the majority vote necessary for it to be mandated with the task of forming the next government, and claimed that Israel’s media was attempting to “put Likud voters to sleep.”
“We do not have 61 recommendations — the biggest party is what matters,” he said. “It’s not spin, it’s real. We have to narrow the gap, and I tell you that if it does not happen, Yair Lapid will be prime minister.”
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