Hours before the closing deadline for submitting lists in the upcoming April 9 elections, the two strongest challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - Benny Gantz of Israel Resilience and Yair Lapid of Yesh Atid - joined forces to run together on a single slate. In addition, they received a boost with the onboarding of former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi. KAN's Naomi Segal asked Yohanan Plesner, president of the Israel Democracy Institute and a former Knesset member, if the merger of the two centrist parties is a gamechanger in the election campaign.