Benny Gantz given another 24 hours

April 14, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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President Rivlin will extend the mandate given to Chairman of Kachol Lavan to form a government until Wednesday evening at midnight

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L), President Reuven Rivlin (C) and Benny Gantz (R), leader of Blue and White party, at the memorial ceremony for Shimon Peres, Israel’s 9th president, who passed away three years ago. The ceremony is held at the Great Leaders of the Nation section of Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl cemetery. Jerusalem, Sep 19, 2019. Photo by Esty Dziubov/TPS

President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin received a request before midnight on Tuesday 13 April from Chairman of Kachol Lavan, Benny Gantz MK, to extend the period of time allocated to him to form a government.

The request was brought to the President’s house, Beit HaNasi, with the support of both sides and on the understanding that they are very close to reaching an agreement between them.

According to the request, the period of time allocated for forming a government will be extended so that its expiry date will be on Wednesday 16 April / 22 Nisan at midnight.

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