Netanyahu will have a direct choice on the premierministerposten

Blue-and-White rejects the proposal, which according to the party just to divert attention from the corruption cases. prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netan

Netanyahu will have a direct choice on the premierministerposten

Blue-and-White rejects the proposal, which according to the party just to divert attention from the corruption cases.

prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, will have the israelis to the polls again and suggest a direct election to the post of prime minister.

the Choice must be between Netanyahu and the former head of the army Benny Gantz.

he suggests Saturday in a posting on Facebook.

Neither the Netanyahus Likud party or Gantz' party, Blue-and-White, has managed to gather a majority behind a new government. They each have been given 28 days to try, since the elections in september.

Now searching Netanyahu new ways to break the deadlock.

- If the Blue-and-White do not wish to enter into a unity government, we must go to the israeli people and let them choose the next prime minister in a direct election: Netanyahu or Gantz, he writes.

Gantz has refused to go into government with Netanyahu, who is charged in a number of cases of fraud, breach of mandate and bribery.

His party also rejects outright the proposal for a "costly and unnecessary election" and "valgmetoder has shattered the regime and the political system".

In an announcement on Saturday night says the Blue and White on the proposal for a direct election to the premierministerposten "only aim to remove attention from Netanyahu, who at the present time, are charged with three serious cases of corruption".

The two parties were virtually equal vælgeropbakning at the last elections.

Politicians must, by midnight on Wednesday they have found a way out of the political deadlock. Otherwise, print options again.

/ritzau/dpa

Updated Date: 07 December 2019, 21:00

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