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Israeli President Netanyahu orders the formation of a government

Israeli President Netanyahu orders the formation of a government

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu He was assigned the task of forming a government. president Isaac Herzog She formally gave the mandate to the 73-year-old election winner on Sunday. At the meeting in Jerusalem, Herzog said Netanyahu had the best chance of all the candidates to form a government. He now has four weeks to do so. However, the head of the conservative right-wing Likud party wants to form the coalition early.

Negotiations are already underway with his potential coalition partners, including the far-right coalition led by Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben Gvir. Your religious Zionist party wants far-reaching changes, including weakening the judicial system.

corruption process Reverse Netanyahu

Netanyahu stressed that he would be prime minister of all of Israel’s citizens and would work to form a responsible government. “It is clear that the people chose a government under my leadership,” said Netanyahu, who is facing a corruption trial. But there are also naysayers who frighten people with prophecies of doom about the imminent “end of democracy” in Israel, he said. This will not happen.

The previous government is at odds

Netanyahu’s right-wing religious camp won 64 of the 120 seats in the November 1 parliamentary elections. This was the fifth election in Israel in three and a half years. The Liberal Future Party for the current Prime Minister Yair Lapid Netanyahu’s Likud party came in second place.

After last year’s elections, Netanyahu was the first to receive a mandate to form a government, but failed. At that time, Lapid got into play and left first Naftali Bennett precedence as prime minister. But the coalition of parties from the right to the left disintegrated in June after internal disagreements. Then Foreign Minister Lapid assumed the position of Prime Minister.

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The second return of Netanyahu

If Netanyahu succeeds in forming a government this time, it will be his second return as prime minister. In the history of Israel, no one has held a higher position than him. The conservative right-wing politician was Prime Minister from 1996 to 1999, and then again continuously from 2009 to 2021.