Netanyahu rival Gantz to be named Wednesday to try to form Israeli government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and centrist politician Benny Gantz. (File photo: AFP)

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will on Wednesday task centrist politician Benny Gantz with trying to form the next coalition government after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed, Rivlin’s office said on Tuesday.

Netanyahu, a fourth-term conservative whose party tied with Gantz’s in September’s election, told Rivlin on Monday he was giving up on forming the government after failing to win support from a majority of parliament.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:00 - GMT 07:00
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