The right-wing conservative Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (71) failed to form a government. This means that opponents of Netanyahu have a chance to end the president’s 71-year term. Whether they will succeed in this remains completely open. Meanwhile, Israel is still in its political crisis. Netanyahu will remain at the beginning at the head of a transitional government.
Netanyahu has been in office for twelve years and is the longest serving prime minister in the country’s history. There is a corruption process going on against him. He rejects the allegations made therein.
Fifth new elections?
President Reuven Rivlin was expected to appoint opposition leader Jair Lapid to form a government on Wednesday. His future party belongs to the political center.
But according to observers, forming a coalition will not be easy for him either. A new fifth election is not excluded. If it comes to that, then Netanyahu may also have the opportunity to become prime minister again. (SDA / euc)
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