Lapid: Next Election Will Make Me Prime Minister

Statement by Yesh Atid leader, made on Channel 2, draw fire from a senior Likud official.

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Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid said on Monday he would run for prime minister in the next election and expects to win. The statement drew fire from a senior Likud official, who said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will now "think twice" before giving Lapid a senior position.

"I assume I'll be prime minister after the next election," Lapid said in an interview with Channel 2's "Uvda" program last night. "Lapid made a grave mistake," a senior Likud source responded. "His declaration will harm the coalition negotiations with him."

Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid is the party of the Ashkenazim, the secular people, the bourgeoisie of the upper-middle class.Credit: Tomer Appelbaum

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