facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search

Process starts for new Israeli government

Jan. 30, 2013 at 7:53 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
JERUSALEM, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The process of forming a new Israeli government began in earnest Wednesday with the formal presentation of election results to President Shimon Peres.

Peres was to receive the results of last week's general elections late in the day from Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, head of the Central Elections Committee. He was then to meet with representatives of Likud-Beitenu and Yesh Atid, the two largest elected parties, The Jerusalem Post said.

Consultations with Peres were expected to continue Thursday and possibly into Friday. He was then expected to task Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with forming the next government.

More than 80 Knesset members are expected to back Netanyahu, The Times of Israel said.

Netanyahu will then have 28 days to form a government but Peres can grant him a 14-day extension if required.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
5-year-old girl in Idaho shot dead by another 5-year-old
2
Bachmann: Obama wants to use child immigrants for medical experiments
3
Bertha, second named storm of Atlantic hurricane season, heads for Caribbean
4
U.S. gifts $8 million to Ukraine for border protection
5
Army receives first advanced CH-47F helicopter variant
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback