Israeli media reported that the leaders of the right-wing and center parties that will participate in the change government intend to hold a meeting to finalize their government formation, while Israeli President Reuven Rivlin rejected an appeal submitted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to block the formation of the government.
According to the information available, a meeting will be held this afternoon, which includes the leaders of the right-wing parties “Right” Naftali Bennett, “New Hope” Gideon Sa’er, “Yisrael Beiteinu” Avigdor Lieberman, and the leader of the “There is a future” party, Yair Lapid, the commissioner to form the new government, which seeks to end Likud leader Netanyahu has held the premiership since 2009.
Netanyahu’s request was rejected
As part of its attempts to obstruct the formation of a new government coalition, the Likud party led by Netanyahu sent a letter to the Israeli president and the judicial advisors in the office of the president and the Knesset (parliament), requesting clarification on the legality of allowing the leader of the Yamana party to assume the premiership, given that the leader of the “There is a future” party is the assigned one. task of forming a new government.
But the Israeli President quickly rejected Netanyahu’s request, saying that there is no legal obstacle to this, given that Lapid is the one who will take the legal oath in the name of his partner.
Bennett, the former defense minister in Netanyahu’s government, announced the day before yesterday, Sunday, that he would participate in a proposed alliance with Yair Lapid, the centrist opposition leader, to assume the premiership first in light of an agreement based on rotating the position.
This alliance has until midnight Wednesday to present a final agreement to the Israeli president, who assigned Lapid the task of forming a new government, after Netanyahu failed to do so following inconclusive elections that took place on March 23.
in case of failure
In the event that Lapid fails to form a government, the Israeli president has only choice, which is to re-assign the Knesset.
In such a case, the Knesset will have two options: either it finds among its members someone who is able to form a government that enjoys the confidence of 61 deputies, or it goes to new elections, which is the most likely option, according to observers.
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).