Recent opinion polls have consistently predicted that the Labor party would fall under the electoral threshold if elections were held.

On Monday, Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel, leader of the Derech Eretz party, told Army Radio that his coalition faction’s two MKs will also support the measure.

“I can see only one path — going to elections,” Hendel said. “The government is not working well enough.”

Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party is also expected to give initial backing to the bill, TV reports said Monday evening.

Channel 13 news said that Gantz’s chief of staff Maayan Israeli spoke with Netanyahu’s chief of staff, Asher Ohayon, and told him that Blue and White would “vote in favor of dissolving the Knesset on Wednesday.”

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