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‘Israeli’ Knesset Asked to ‘Find PM’
By Staff, Agencies
So-called president of the Zionist entity Reuven Rivlin Thursday tasked the parliament with forming a government to avoid new elections, after Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz each failed to form a coalition.
"Starting today and for 21 days the decision of who to task with forming the government is in the hands of the members of the Knesset," Rivlin said in a joint press statement with Speaker of the Parliament Yuli Edelstein, a day after Gantz had admitted he would be unable to build a governing coalition.
The Zionist occupation entity’s political system has been in stasis since late 2018, with two elections producing inconclusive results.
Netanyahu and Gantz had each been given four weeks to form a coalition by Rivlin after the second polls in September left them near neck-and-neck successively failing with the latter the Blue & White leader admitting defeat late Wednesday.
Rivlin gave the 120-member Knesset 21 days to find a candidate who can command a majority in the deeply divided legislature.
It is the first time in the Zionist entity’s history the president has been forced to take such a step.
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