Gantz and Lapid sign coalition agreement
- 2021-06-02 13:47:46
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Benny Gantz, leader of the Blue and White party, signed a coalition agreement with Yair Lapid, head of the "There is a Future" party, to form the new government.
According to the Hebrew Ynet website, Gantz granted Lapid the consent to inform Israeli President Reuven Rivlin that he was able to form a national unity government with their participation.
Full agreement was reached on the main points of the guidelines for the next government, as well as the main issues of strengthening democracy.
Blue and White will get the army, culture, immigration and assimilation, science and technology portfolios.
Lapid is expected to announce his success in forming a government before midnight, which is the deadline for the expiry of his mandate.