Deri does not rule out coalition with Mansour Abbas, but 'would rather rely on our 61'

Shas chairman: We must not trust any party that is not from the right-wing camp and the religious public.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Aryeh Deri
Aryeh Deri
Olivier Fitoussi/Flash 90

Shas chairman, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, was interviewed by Kan 11 News on Sunday and indicated he is not opposed to being part of a coalition supported by the Ra’am party and Mansour Abbas.

"I am doing everything I can so that we will achieve 61 seats and not need it. I cannot say no or yes because I did not get into the thick of things," Deri said. "I do not know the man. I would rather not rely on him, I would rather rely on our 61. I cannot say for sure. We must not trust any party that is not from the right-wing camp and the religious public. If Abbas wants to support later - let him do so."

Asked if he would support a law that would allow Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to evade his trial, Deri replied, "Netanyahu said in his own voice that he would in no way pass a law that stops his trial."



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