Netanyahu set to be asked to form Israel's government

 Netanyahu set to be asked to form Israel's government

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to be asked to form a new government ещday after he received the backing of a majority of MPs in the new parliament.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin is set to receive the final results of last week’s parliamentary elections on Wednesday and to call upon Netanyahu to assemble a governing coalition.

Netanyahu has already begun negotiating with his political allies, having met Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor Lieberman on April 16.

Yesterday, Rivlin completed consultations with representatives of the parties that qualified for the Knesset, Israel’s 120-seat parliament. Rivlin said that “the majority of members of Knesset” had recommended Netanyahu and that he was “brought to the point that room for my discretion is diminishing,” the FT reported.

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