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."