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Israel's Netanyahu gives up effort to form new government

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Israel's Netanyahu gives up effort to form new government

 

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the swearing-in ceremony of the 22nd Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo

 

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Benjamin Netanyahu gave up his effort to form a new government on Monday after failing to secure a majority coalition, creating an opportunity for centrist rival Benny Gantz to replace Israel's longest serving prime minister.

 

Netanyahu, who heads the right-wing Likud party, said he had been unable to form a government following an election in September, and was returning the mandate back to Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin. Rivlin said he intends to task Gantz with the job of putting together a new government.

 

"In the past weeks I made every effort to bring Benny Gantz to the negotiating table, every effort to establish a broad national government, every effort to avoid another election," said Netanyahu, who turned 70 on Monday.

 

Benjamin Netanyahu gave up his effort to form a new government on Monday after failing to secure a majority coalition, creating an opportunity for centrist rival Benny Gantz to replace Israel's longest serving prime minister. Tamara Lindstrom reports.

 

Gantz also has no clear path to a majority, and should he come up short, it would almost certainly lead to another general election, the third since April. He will have 28 days to entice potential allies.

 

Gantz's Blue and White party said in a statement it was "determined to form a liberal unity government."

 

Netanyahu, in power for the past decade and 13 years in total, has seen his political strength wane as he faces a looming indictment on corruption allegations he denies. Gantz, a former military chief, has pledged not to serve in a government under a premier facing criminal charges.

 

Likud placed second in the September ballot with 32 seats in the 120-member parliament, behind 33 for Blue and White.

 

(Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch, Editing by Franklin Paul, Philippa Fletcher, Peter Graff and Cynthia Osterman)

 

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The guy always seems to be surrounded with political disadvantages and corruption talks yet he remains and continues to remain in power, office. ✡

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1 hour ago, Solinvictus said:

The guy always seems to be surrounded with political disadvantages and corruption talks yet he remains and continues to remain in power, office. ✡

And that is because, unlike other banana republics and tyrency totalitarian regimes in the middle east, Israel is a democracy where the rule of law prevails and one is deemed innocent until proven guilty, and for a man who led Israel for 12 years as a very popular PM, i'm sure that he's working on planning his future for better or worse as we speak...

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49 minutes ago, Sujo said:

If he was popular he could have formed govt.

 

why was Likud given first chance to form govt when it was 2nd. Shouldnt the party with most get first chance?

Attempting to explain Israeli politics to TVF members would be akin explaining mathematics to a toddler, and it was israel's president who has the powers to decide who will be first to get the mandate to form a government and also because Likud has more endorsements than the Blue white party...

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2 hours ago, Sujo said:

Shouldnt the party with most get first chance?

Yes, I had the same thought. Gantz had 33 seats vs Netanyahu 31

 

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13 hours ago, ezzra said:

Attempting to explain Israeli politics to TVF members would be akin explaining mathematics to a toddler, and it was israel's president who has the powers to decide who will be first to get the mandate to form a government and also because Likud has more endorsements than the Blue white party...

Yes im sure you would struggle to explain things intelligently.

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14 hours ago, ezzra said:

And that is because, unlike other banana republics and tyrency totalitarian regimes in the middle east, Israel is a democracy where the rule of law prevails and one is deemed innocent until proven guilty, and for a man who led Israel for 12 years as a very popular PM, i'm sure that he's working on planning his future for better or worse as we speak...

We have all read  your anti-Muslim ranting posts ad nauseum. You support murdering Palestinian women and children. Your post is pathetic. Shame on you

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On 10/22/2019 at 5:36 AM, webfact said:

Israel's Netanyahu gives up

Very good, so now he can be jailed for life for all his crime, genocide included !

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On 10/22/2019 at 8:49 AM, ezzra said:

Attempting to explain Israeli politics to TVF members would be akin explaining mathematics to a toddler, and it was israel's president who has the powers to decide who will be first to get the mandate to form a government and also because Likud has more endorsements than the Blue white party...

Defending genocide criminals who enjoyed butcher and in a cold blood slaughter, innocent children, elderly, women only because they Arab or Palestinians, show the real zionist mind, which is not different from the ISIS muslim terrorist, the gestapo nazis, the Stalin or Mao red guards or Pinot Che militia.

Show us your God books,  where he said you have to slaughter other races for your personal egoistic gain !

Once the criminals zionist will have no more power in Israel government peace in the middle east  can come back, and hopefully all the Zionist criminals locked in a jail for life !

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