MK Michael Malchieli (Shas) states in an interview with Arutz Sheva that his party would abide by its promise to recommend Binyamin Netanyahu for Prime Minister and calls on New Hope chairman Gideon Sa'ar to join a Netanyahu-led government to prevent a fifth round of elections.
According to him, the first consideration is to remove the possibility of a fifth election campaign "that will drive us crazy and spend unnecessary money, a headache that no one deserves."
Malchieli adds that "the majority of the people chose the right and want the right and there is no reason for them to get the left. In addition, most right-wing voters want Netanyahu to be prime minister and Shas, as it pledged throughout the election campaign, will do everything in its power to ensure that Netanyahu remains prime minister and will reject any proposal to remove him from this position."
"We have to wait and see whether the partners who were on the right will transcend everything. I do not underestimate anyone's promise or feelings that anyone has, but everything must be done to bring about a bloc of 61 headed by Netanyahu," says Malchieli, directing his remarks to Gideon Sa'ar. "Israel should be put above all else. Does anyone want Lapid as prime minister? Does anyone want Liberman with all his horrible statements in a key position? G-d forbid."
''We all need to transcend the politics. Everyone who belongs to the right-wing bloc should remember that most of the right-wing voters want Netanyahu as prime minister. It is true that there are those who voted for the parties in the right-wing bloc who did not want Netanyahu, but in the end most want Netanyahu and there is no doubt that everyone does not want a new and unnecessary election campaign, so each and everyone one of us should act and rise above themselves."
"In every election, every person should be shown the alternative. Do Bennett and Sa'ar voters want Meretz and Meirav Michaeli in key positions in the government? Is this the voters' intention? Or did they think that everyone would get twenty seats? We need to understand what is on the other side. Shas did not change its opinion and we will carry out what we promised before the election and we will continue to go with Netanyahu.