Israel’s coalition countdown
It’s déjà vu all over again… Israel’s caretaker PM Benjamin Netanyahu has been asked to put together a coalition government within the next 28 days after last month’s general election failed to determine a clear winner. It’s a feat President Reuven Rivlin acknowledges will be difficult with Israel having now gone to the polls a record 4 times in 2 years. Not to mention Netanyahu is currently on trial for corruption charges… To form a government, he must build alliances with at least 9 members of the Knesset to get to the magic number. And if he fails, someone else will be handed the task. That means a 5th election is not off the cards just yet…
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