Likud: Vote New Right and Is­rael will have a left-wing gov­ern­ment

The Jerusalem Post - - NEWS - • By YVETTE J. DEANE

The Likud re­sponded to Jus­tice Min­is­ter Ayelet Shaked’s state­ment at the cab­i­net meet­ing on Sun­day, say­ing any non-Likud vote will re­sult in a “left-wing gov­ern­ment.”

“Any­one who wants a rightwing gov­ern­ment must vote for Likud,” the party said in a state­ment. “Vot­ing for other par­ties will lead to the es­tab­lish­ment of a left-wing gov­ern­ment headed by Lapid, Gantz and Gab­bay.”

Ear­lier on Sun­day, Shaked said a right-wing gov­ern­ment could only be led by New Right, her and Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Naf­tali Ben­nett’s new re­li­gious-sec­u­lar po­lit­i­cal party.

“The next gov­ern­ment will be headed by Ne­tanyahu, the ques­tion is whether there will be a gov­ern­ment with the left – Gantz and Lapid or with the right – the New Right,” Shaked said ear­lier

Matan Ka­hana, New Right’s new­est can­di­date, pre­dicted suc­cess for the party in the up­com­ing elec­tions.

“We are go­ing to get 15 seats,” Ka­hana said in an in­ter­view on Army Ra­dio Sun­day. “Un­like Likud, our party is the real ide­o­log­i­cal right.”

Ka­hana, a for­mer IAF com­bat pi­lot, served as a com­man­der of an F-16 squadron.

(Marc Is­rael Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

PRIME MIN­IS­TER BEN­JAMIN NE­TANYAHU flanked by Naf­tali Ben­nett and Ayelet Shaked.

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