the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin handed the mandate to form a coalition, the head of the unit “Kajol Laban” Beni Ghanaian
YouTube channel of the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, “the Fourth election invalid, and the keys to the forming a coalition are in your hands, Mr. Gantz, as well as in the hands of all MPs from all parties”, – said the head of state
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the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin handed the mandate to form a coalition, the head of the unit “Kajol Laban” the Beni Ganz, writes NEWSru Israel.
“the Fourth election invalid, and the keys to the forming a coalition are in your hands, Mr. Gantz, as well as in the hands of all MPs from all parties,” – said the head of state. He added: “the Law gives you 28 days to form coalitionstion. It’s a lot, but during national and international crisis is too much.”
benny Gantz said in response: “I will do everything I can to ensure that in the shortest possible time to form as stable as possible, and a truly Patriotic government.”
He added that “Israel is on the verge of a severe crisis”. “In these circumstances, political leaders should put aside all personal interests and scores. I invite all responsible for the decisions not to panic and not to plunge the society into unnecessary hysteria,” said benny Gantz.
He received the support of 61 deputies: “Kajol Laban”, the United Arab list, “labor-Gesher-Meretz” (in addition to Orly levy-Abecassis) and party “Our house Israel”.
the Only coalition which can try to form benny Gantz, is a minority coalition, based on all the deputies of the United Arab list, including “Balad”. The deputies of Yoaz Hendel and Zvi Hauser (“Kajol Laban”) and also Orly levy-Abecassis (“labor-Gesher-Meretz”) have said they would not support such a coalition. At the same time, it is unknown whether they will vote against it or leave the hall during voting. To bring government sworn in by a simple majority, and there is no need in 61 voice.
the Former defense Minister, the leader of Yisrael Beiteinu Avigdor Lieberman said that it still considers it necessary to establish the government of a state of emergency with the participation of the two largest parties “Likud” and “Kajol Laban”.
the Evening of March 15, a meeting of Benjamin Netanyahu, benny Gantz and President Reuven Rivlin. This meeting lasted more than two hours. After its completion, Netanyahu and Gantz announced the beginning of negotiations to establish a government of national unity. The exact date of the meetings of the working groups still to be announced. In “Kajol Laban” in turn, noted that the initiative for change SPIKEPA Knesset, the promotion of a bill prohibiting the accused in criminal cases to run for the post of Prime Minister, the establishment of committees of the Knesset, will be promoted regardless of the negotiations on the establishment of a national unity government.
Political crisis in Israel lasts about a year. During this time, was held already the third parliamentary elections, but they did not bring the Likud of incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the required majority in the Knesset to form a government.
“the Country is in a terrible situation. Parliament was not functioning for a year – a whole year without reforms, no draft laws, no programs. There is no budget. This is disastrous for the internal politics and dangerous for our external security,” said Israeli political analyst tal Schneider.
Fourth election, in his opinion, would be “a disaster”. However, Netanyahu even like that kind of situation, moreover, is a way to buy time in terms of the impending criminal case, says Schneider.