Livni rules out joining Netanyahu government

Zionist Union No. 2 Tzipi Livni vowed to remain in opposition on Saturday, ruling out entry into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition.

In an interview with Channel 2, Livni said that her purpose of being in politics “is not to assume any kind of ministerial position, but to pursue an ideological path.”
Livni, who served as justice minister in the previous Netanyahu administration, told Channel 2’s weekly news program Meet the Press that her party “offers a worthy alternative to the Netanyahu regime.”
“The recent elections proved just how divergent our paths are,” she said. “So I will not boost Netanyahu’s path and that of the coalition.”
Netanyahu will face no less than a “war” from the opposition to try to end his nascent government as soon as possible, the heads of the opposition said Thursday.
Zionist Union faction head Eitan Cabel, who will coordinate the efforts of the opposition factions, said he would end the practice whereby members of the coalition and opposition paired off in order to absent themselves from votes.


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