Barkat: If Netanyahu steps down, I will run for Prime Minister

MK Nir Barkat calls on Gideon Sa'ar and Naftali Bennett to join a Likud-led government, says that if Netanyahu steps aside, he will seek to replace him.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Nir Barkat
Nir Barkat
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MK Nir Barkat of the Likud is not hiding his ambitions if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form a government.

"If the Prime Minister decides to step down, then I will certainly run for prime minister and I will win," Barkat said in an interview with Yoav Limor during a conference held in Eilat.

He called on the Yamina and New Hope parties to join a Likud-led government.

"I call on Gideon Sa'ar and [Naftali] Bennett: Put the personal issues aside. It is in your hands. There is an opportunity here for a stable and large government headed by Netanyahu, to form a strong coalition and move forward."