Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented Wednesday on the reports suggesting that Minister Moshe Kahlon was considering forming a new party, saying he was sure the soon-to-be former minister "would stay in the Likud."
Kahlon was reportedly mulling the move following polls that indicated he is likely to get some 20 Knesset seats if he entered the race.
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"Moshe Kahlon told me, in no uncertain terms, that he is staying in the Likud," Netanyahu told Israeli reporters who travelled with him on an official visit to Paris.
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"He told the public that he would be staying in the Likud and I believe he will do so," he added.
Earlier this month, Kahlon announced he was taking a break from politics but promised he was not leaving the Likud. Now he is considering his future in politics but as head of a new movement with a social agenda.
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