Political Crisis Continues: Israel Goes to Fourth Row of Early Parliamentary Elections
Fourth consecutive early parliamentary elections may be held in Israel. The Knesset on Friday, April 17, was given 21 days in the morning to decide on the formation of the government. The parties of Beni Ganz and Benjamin Netanyahu could not agree on a unity government. Writes about this with the BBC.
The political crisis that has arisen due to the inability of the two largest political forces in Israel to come to an agreement continues.
Three electoral cycles have passed in the country over a year with a small one, which cost Israel several billion dollars.
Now the country is approaching the fourth early election in a row.
On Wednesday evening, April 15, the mandate to form a government given to the Kahol-Lavan party leader and Knesset Speaker Beni Ganz expired. On the morning of Friday, April 17, President Reuven Rivlin passed the mandate to form an cabinet to Parliament.
Now the Knesset must nominate and approve a deputy within 21 days, who will be entrusted with the formation of the government. Otherwise, elections will be held on August 4, and the parliament will be automatically dissolved.
Former IDF chief of staff IDF Beni Ganz failed to form a coalition, and amid a coronavirus epidemic between his party and Likud Netanyahu, negotiations began on a government of national unity. The first meeting of the negotiating groups lasted eight hours and ended on the night of Friday, April 17, but the parties failed to agree. Negotiations are ongoing.
They believe that the promotion of negotiations is hindered by the issue of Netanyahu’s support for the bill, which will give him immunity from criminal prosecution.
Netanyahu has been charged with corruption, fraud and breach of trust. But he denies all the charges.
The trial of Netanyahu was supposed to begin in April, but after most of the ships closed due to the coronavirus, it was postponed.
If a candidate is nominated from among the Knesset members and the majority of the 120-seat chamber votes for him, he will receive 14 days to form a government.
In the last elections at the beginning of March this year, Netanyahu's Likud party outstripped the Ganz party with a minimal advantage - this was not enough to form a coalition in parliament.
In the elections of September 2019, on the contrary, the majority of the votes was won by the Kahol-Lavan party of the Ganz, but then it was also not possible to form a coalition.
As ForumDaily wrote earlier:
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the third time in a row failed to achieve a majority in the country's parliament. Based on the results of March 2 election his Likud party gained 36 seats, and 61 seats are needed to control the party’s Knesset (coalition).
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