Benny Gantz of the Blue and White Party and Yair Lapid of the Yesh Atid party called a press conference to deliver their concession speeches, after Tuesday’s election results made it impossible for their parties to form a left-wing coalition.
Benny Gantz opened the press conference by asking: “When is the leadership tested? When everything is easy? When everyone is happy or when the situation is difficult? In all situations”.
Gantz stressed that they achieved an extraordinary result by getting more than one million people to vote for a party that did not know existed 10 weeks ago
“We established a true alternative to the government,” he said
Yair Lapid who was supposed to rotate the Prime ministership with Gantz said “We did not win in this round. I respect the voters, and I respect their decision, but I look around and see the ultimate tool for victory in the next round,”
Yair Lapid also warned that as the opposition in the upcoming Knesset they will make the Likud’s life miserable.