Israel Faces A Possible Second Election With PM Netanyahu Struggling To Form A Coalition Government


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) and Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman announce a coalition agreement, May 25, 2016 (Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)

L.A. Times: Netanyahu struggles to form new Israeli government as deadline approaches

Facing a looming deadline, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struggled to form a new government Sunday, and his party began preparing the nation for the possibility of new elections.

Last month, Netanyahu and his natural allies on the right came out on top in a hotly contested race in which he faced political novice Benny Gantz, a former army chief of staff, running in partnership with centrist Yair Lapid, a former minister of finance.

Under Israeli law, Netanyahu was then tasked to form the next government by President Reuven Rivlin. But with no coalition agreement signed and less than three days left to form the government, Netanyahu may find himself unable to do so.


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