Rivlin to push for speedy coalition moves

President Reuven Rivlin says he will press party leaders to quickly form a new government after initial exit polls showed no clear winner in parliamentary elections.


Rivlin's office said Tuesday that his nomination of a candidate to form the next government would be guided in part by the need to avoid a third election, after two votes in five months.


It said he would meet with party leaders "after he receives a clear picture of the results, and as soon as possible."


Exit polls showed Benny Gantz's Blue and White Party winning slightly more seats than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud. But it appeared that neither would be able to form a government without Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beytenu, which has said it wants a national unity government.



פרסום ראשון: 09.17.19, 23:23