On Tuesday, the Israeli President assigned Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next government, after consultations with the parties.
Reuven Rivlin said in a live TV broadcast, “I took my decision based on recommendations that indicated a greater opportunity. Netanyahu in forming the government, “adding,” It was not an easy decision for me, whether morally or morally. “
As he continued, no candidate won 61 votes to assign him to form a government.
He added, “No candidate can form a government that enjoys the confidence of the Knesset.”
The accusations leveled against the longest-serving Israeli prime minister constituted an unusual choice for the head of state about whether “morality” should be a factor On who should lead the government.
While Netanyahu denies all the charges against him and accuses prosecutors of trying to undermine voter confidence and remove him from office.
The March 23 elections were held over whether Netanyahu was fit to continue serving, and his Likud party won the most seats, but he was unable to garner a ruling majority – 61 in the Knesset. Fifty-two lawmakers in the 120-seat Knesset recommended choosing Netanyahu, compared to 45 who nominated centrist politician and former finance minister Yair Lapid Liair, leader of the There is a future party, and seven called for Naftali Bennett, leader of the far-right Yamina party.
Three parties, which obtained a total of 16 seats, refused to name any candidate in their meetings with Rivlin.