Israeli prime minster Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly agreed to form a national unity government with the main opposition party.
According to Israeli media, Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz – recently elected in an internal party poll -has agreed to join Netanyahu’s Likud party.
The surprise move came as parliament discussed its dissolution. Netanyahu had called for an early election to be held in September.
Centrist Kadima is the largest party in parliament and offers Netanyahu’s right-wing government more political stability.
The next national election is not due to take place until October next year.