Tags: ML | Israel | Elections

Israel's President: Talks about PM Choice to Begin Monday

Israel's President: Talks about PM Choice to Begin Monday

Friday, 12 April 2019 08:40 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president says he will receive party representatives at his residence on Monday to hear their recommendations for who should be the next prime minister.

President Reuven Rivlin's office announced Friday he will consult with the heads of all elected factions, in order of largest to smallest, about their choices.

Rivlin, whose role is otherwise ceremonial, then picks the candidate he believes has the best chance of assembling a parliamentary majority, and ask that leader to form a government within 42 days.

That candidate looks to be Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A final tally of votes late Thursday showed Netanyahu's Likud party capturing 36 seats in the 120-seat Knesset. Together with nationalist and Jewish ultra-Orthodox parties, which Netanyahu calls his "natural allies," his right-wing bloc commands a 65-55 parliamentary majority.

© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


GlobalTalk
Israel's president says he will receive party representatives at his residence on Monday to hear their recommendations for who should be the next prime minister.President Reuven Rivlin's office announced Friday he will consult with the heads of all elected factions, in...
ML,Israel,Elections
132
2019-40-12
Friday, 12 April 2019 08:40 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved