Less than two decisive days to avoid the fourth election in about two years.
Tuesday, December 23, in fact, expires the deadline set by law to approve the budget, under penalty of dissolution of the Knesset and the return to the polls, probably on March 16.
But the situation of negotiations between Benyamin Netanyahu’s Likud and Benny Gantz’s Blue White does not seem to be the best, even if the party of the latter indicates “50% yes and 50% no” the chances of an agreement.
The stumbling block, as is well known, is that of the budget, which Netanyahu wants to be approved only for 2020, while Gantz asks – as provided for in the agreement of last May that led to the formation of the government of national unity – the approval of the 2021 budget. Behind the issue of the state budget there are also various other issues that see the two leaders in disagreement.
by Basit Abbasi