Israel’s president has invited Netanyahu, who won a narrow majority in the recent elections, to form a new government, but he is not in a position to receive a vote of confidence from parliament.
According to the International News Agency, Israeli President Rowan Rivlin has said that no candidate will be able to win the confidence of the parliament after the recent elections but has invited Netanyahu, who has a numerical majority, to form the government.
“Many people are criticizing the process of inviting Netanyahu, who is facing criminal cases, to form a government, but the law allows it, so my move is not unconstitutional,” he said.
The Israeli president claimed that 52 members of the 120-member parliament supported Benjamin Netanyahu, while 61 members were needed to form a government, but opposition candidates had fewer votes than Netanyahu.
A key role in the formation of the new government in Israel will be played by a group called the United Arab List, which has won four seats and gained a decisive position. The candidate who gets their votes will form the government.
Mansour Abbas, the leader of Al-Qaima Al-Arabiya Al-Muwahidah, has previously been the speaker of parliament and made statements in favor of the Palestinian struggle for independence, but he has not yet chosen a coalition in the new government.
It should be noted that Israel has held elections four times in the last two years and each time no party has been able to get the required majority, which has created a political crisis in the country.