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Netanyahu Gets Nod From Rivlin To Form Government, Seemingly Cementing Rule

Netanyahu Gets Nod From Rivlin To Form Government, Seemingly Cementing Rule
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After 17 months of heading a transitional government and fighting for his political survival, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was tasked Thursday by President Reuven Rivlin with forming the next government, which is expected to be announced and sworn in next week.

Rivlin passed the baton to Netanyahu hours after receiving the signatures of 72 Knesset members endorsing him to lead the government, and hours before a deadline that would trigger a fourth round of elections.

“According to the request of a majority of Knesset members … I hereby notify you that you have 14 days to form a government,” Rivlin wrote in an official letter to Netanyahu…

To read more visit The Times Of Israel.

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