The president of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, has granted the leader of the Likud, Benjamin Netanyahu, ten more days to try to put together a new government, with which he will have until December 21 to complete some work that is taking longer than expected. could be expected at first.
Netanyahu, who will have his main ally on the extreme right, had requested a 14-day extension, which he hoped to add to the 28 days he received with the initial order after Likud’s victory in the last parliamentary elections. In theory, he aspires to form a block that brings together 64 of the 120 deputies of the Knesset (Parliament).
The president, however, has only granted him ten and, in a public letter, has warned that Netanyahu must agree on an executive that works “for the entire population of Israel”, given the risk of “hatred” and “violence”. ” that the head of state perceives within society.
Likewise, he has advocated for a “respectful and responsible” dialogue between the different powers, after the budding coalition has begun to study ways to neutralize the power of the courts when it comes to blocking laws or government decisions, according to the ‘ Times of Israel’.
Netanyahu already takes the coalition for granted, but in his letter to the president he stated that there were some pending issues, including the distribution of positions between the different parties. The Likud closed its last pact with Shas, an ultra-Orthodox party, on the night from Wednesday to Thursday.
Outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid, who will now be Israel’s main opposition figure, had asked the president not to authorize the extension requested by Netanyahu, a leader he has described as “weak.” According to Lapid, his foreseeable successor is allowing himself to be blackmailed by his allies to launch “a government incapable of governing.”