Yesh Atid prefers Herzog to Netanyahu

Shai Piron, the former education minister, announced today that Yesh Atid would prefer a government led by Labor chairman Herzog rather than PM Netanyahu. Until now, Yesh Atid has been silent on the matter, perhaps assuming that they would win enough seats themselves to form a government.

Herzog can now count on Yesh Atid, Labor, Meretz and possibly the Arab United List to back him while Netanyahu can rely on Likud, Bayit Yehudi and Yachad. The two ultra orthodox parties and Yisrael Beyteinu would seem to prefer Netanyahu but have not clearly stated their intentions while Kahlon has not said anything on the matter.

Source (Hebrew): http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/674/950.html