Communist Party of Israel

President Reuven Rivlin announced Wednesday evening, May 5, he has decided to task Yesh Atid leader, MK Yair Lapid, with forming Israel’s next government. Far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s deadline for forming a government expired at midnight, with the country’s longest-serving prime minister having failed again to break more than two years of political deadlock. MKs Ayman Odeh (Hadash, left) and Ahmad Tibi (Ta’al, right) during a meeting with MK Yair Lapid, April 19, 2021 (Photo: Al-Ittihad) “It is clear that Knesset member Yair Lapid has a chance to form a government that will earn the confidence of the Knesset, even if the difficulties are many,” Rivlin said during his announcement, which was made following consultations with Israel’s political parties. During those talks, Lapid received 56 recommendations to be the next candidate to receive the mandate, including from Gideon Saar’s New Hope party and five out of six MKs from the…

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5 of 6 Joint List MKs Recommend That Lapid Form Next Government