Official announcement: Chairperson of Yesh Atid MK Yair Lapid informed President Rivlin that he has been able to form

June 3, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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In accordance with paragraph 13(b) of Basic Law: The Government (2001), Chairperson of Yesh Atid MK Yair Lapid informed President of Israel Reuven Rivlin that he has been able to form a government with Naftali Bennett as alternate Prime Minister

Knesset Member Yair Lapid and Education Minister Naftali Bennett in the Netiv Avot neighbourhood in Gush Etzion, on July 23, 2017. Photo by Gershon Elinson/Flash90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He conveyed his message on Wednesday 2 June / 22 Sivan, at 23:22, by telephone and e-mail.

Lapid spoke to the president on the phone and informed him that the government will comprise Yesh Atid, Kachol Lavan, Yamina, Labor, Yisrael Beiteinu, New Hope, Meretz and Ra’am.

Chair of Yamina Naftali Bennett will be prime minister and Chairperson of Yesh Atid MK Yair Lapid will be alternate prime minister.

After approximately two years there will be a changeover, after which Chairperson of Yesh Atid MK Yair Lapid will become prime minister and Chair of Yamina Naftali Bennett will become alternate prime minister.

The president thanked Lapid and said, “I congratulate you and the heads of the parties on your agreement to form a government. We expect the Knesset will convene as soon as possible to ratify the government, as required.”

 

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