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'Netanyahu Failed, We Succeeded': Gantz Says Talks Underway to Form Unity Government



Photo of Benny Gantz, left, smiles with Yair Lapid
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Kahol Lavan leader Benny Gantz told supporters late Tuesday night that he had already reached out to the heads of the two Zionist left-wing parties — Labor-Gesher and the Democratic Union — to begin talks to establish a unity government. He said he also intended to reach out to Avigdor Lieberman, the head of Yisrael Beiteinu.
“I plan to speak to everyone,” he said, as he greeted and thanked hundreds of supporters gathered in Tel Aviv for a post-election rally, urging them to wait patiently for the final results.
He did not mention, however, reaching out to the Joint List of Arab parties, which was one of the big surprises of the election — emerging as the third largest party, according to the exit polls. After his speech, Gantz spoke to Ayman Odeh, leader of the Joint List, on the phone.

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