Rivlin names the candidate today

If the formation of a government fails, when will the fifth round of the elections be?

The Hebrew Kan Channel said that the consultations session between the Israeli president and representatives of Israeli parties ended with the recommendation of 52 Knesset members to Netanyahu, in exchange for the recommendation of 45 members of the leader of the Yesh Atid party, Yair Lapid.

The channel reported Tuesday morning that Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will announce today the name of the candidate who will be assigned to form the new government.

According to the channel, if the candidate fails to form a government, Rivlin will have two options, either granting the mandate to another candidate and allowing him to try for a period of 28 days that cannot be extended, or returning the mandate to the Knesset.

In the event that the mandate is transferred to the Knesset, the Knesset members will have a period of 3 weeks to agree, by a majority of 61 members, to appoint a candidate from among them, and this candidate will have a two-week opportunity to form a government.

If the option to assign the Knesset to nominate a Knesset member to form a government fails within the three-week period, new elections will be held, which will be the fifth in less than two years.


Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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