The mandate given by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to “There is a Future” party leader Yair Lapid to form a new government to succeed Benjamin Netanyahu’s government ends at midnight, and the “Blue and White” party led by Benny Gantz has become the first party to sign a coalition agreement with Lapid to form a government.
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The negotiations to form the government include the leaders of the right-wing parties “Yamina” Naftali Bennett and “New Hope” Gideon Sa’ar, “Israel Our Home” Avigdor Lieberman, and the leader of the “There is a Future” party authorized to form the new government, which seeks to end Netanyahu’s control of the premiership since Quarter of a century.
The leader of the “Yamina” party and the leader of the “There is a Future” party will alternate in the leadership of the expected government. At the beginning of last May, the Israeli president assigned Lapid to form the government after Netanyahu failed in this task.
The French Press Agency reported that negotiations to form a government continued until late on Tuesday, with the approach of the deadline set by the presidency to submit a draft agreement on the government coalition at midnight today.
In the event that Lapid announces an agreement to form a government before midnight on Wednesday; He will have 7 days to distribute the portfolios and obtain confidence from Parliament, and if Lapid fails to form a government before the deadline ends; Members of the Knesset (Parliament) can ask the president to assign another deputy, otherwise the voters will return to the polls for the fifth time in just over two years.
In a related context, the Israeli media reported that Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin – who belongs to Netanyahu’s Likud party – may be tempted to slow down in organizing a vote to give parliament confidence in the prospective government, in the hope of splits in the anti-Netanyahu camp.
In another sign of tension; The Likud party’s lawyers for the Israeli presidency resorted to raising a constitutional issue with the project of rotation in the government that Lapid put in place. .
However, the Israeli president quickly rejected the appeal, stressing that there is no legal obstacle to that, given that Lapid is the one who will take the legal oath in the name of his partner, Bennett.
Israel has witnessed 4 elections since April 2019 as a result of the failure of those charged with forming them to obtain the required confidence from the Knesset (61 deputies).