Ganz’s mandate for forming a government runs out at midnight

Barring unforeseen developments, Kahol Lavan leader Benny Gantz hands back to the president the 21-day mandate he received for forming a government, after his last ditch meeting with Binyamin Netanyahu Tuesday on a unity government deal fell through amid mutual recriminations. Yisrael Beitenu leader Avigdor Lieberman, who offered his small party as the key to a majority to whichever side initiated a unity government, is due to announce his intentions during the day. His eight Knesset seats could give Netanyahu the 63-member majority he needs for stable government – provided that the gaps between the ultra-religious parties and the secular Lieberman can be bridged. If not, a further 21 days grace is allowed for any Knesset member to come up with 61 endorsements for the premiership. The last option remaining is Israel’s third general election in a year on March 3, 2020.

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2 thoughts on “Ganz’s mandate for forming a government runs out at midnight

  • Nov 20, 2019 @ 12:52 at 12:52
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    Gantz failed in his commercial marijuana enterprise hence he chanced it in politics. He was a decent , not brilliant C-i-C with missteps notably costing a 4 year old his life at the Gaza border.. His motly crew is just that and unless the deranged lieberman comes to reclaim his senses the last minute and beds in with Likud’s block, the March 2020 election will return Bibi with a landslide. The Nitzan AlSheik conspiracy will have been exposed and consigned to treason; Lieberman or March

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  • Nov 20, 2019 @ 14:56 at 14:56
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    sharmoutas don’t mneed any government they jist need some good ovens dirty goat humping sharmoutas with hairy stinky mothas

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