We could have religious right. Secular-right (Bennet-Lapid-Bibi). We could have Centre (Bibi-Lapid-Tzipi-Mofaz). National Unity (Likud-Avoda-Lapid). Thos are the options, more or less. Religious right is what everyone expected. But since all three factions lost power, it's less attractive. It creates a big united opposition. It pulls Bibi further from the centre which hurts him in the next elections. It makes it difficult for him internationally as a "hard right leader." And.. it puts a veto in the hands of his three coalition partners. The other options don't include the Haredim, don't include Bennet or don't include either. Personally, I think the most likely is Bennet-Lapid-Bibi. But, Bibi is negotiating. He wants them to know he has other options.
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