Op­po­si­tion leader set to form gov­ern­ment

Pretoria News - - PROTEST -

JERUSALEM: Is­rael’s pres­i­dent yes­ter­day said he had de­cided to give op­po­si­tion leader Benny Gantz the first op­por­tu­nity to form a new gov­ern­ment af­ter the in­con­clu­sive na­tional elec­tions.

Pres­i­dent Reu­ven Rivlin’s of­fice an­nounced his de­ci­sion late yes­ter­day, af­ter con­sult­ing lead­ers of all of the par­ties elected to par­lia­ment.

The de­ci­sion raises ques­tions about Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu’s po­lit­i­cal fu­ture. Ne­tanyahu’s Likud emerged as the largest party in the March 2 elec­tions, but leaves his Likud three seats short of a ma­jor­ity.

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