(Worthy News) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s mandate to form a government will not be extended beyond the Thursday, October 24, deadline, sources close to President Reuven Rivlin said on Saturday night, confirming a report on Channel 12.
The sources said it appeared unlikely that there would be a reason to grant Netanyahu the additional two weeks that by law the president may give the first candidate to form a government, as he did after the April election.
Environmental Protection Minister Ze’ev Elkin, who is a member of the Likud’s negotiating team, told KAN Radio on Friday that he believed Netanyahu would only return his mandate to form a government to Rivlin when he saw that it was impossible to build a coalition. Elkin estimated that Netanyahu would only come to that conclusion just ahead of the deadline. [ Source: Jerusalem Post (Read More...) ]
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