Forming a government turned out to be a daunting task for Netanyahu.
Returning to power, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed the president about the formation of a new government of the country. This happened literally a few minutes before the appointed time expired.
The fifth extraordinary parliamentary elections that took place in Israel in the last more than three years not only returned Prime Minister Netanyahu to his place, but also gave him the opportunity to form the most right-wing cabinet of ministers in the history of the state. writes the Financial Times.
In addition to the right-wing Likud party headed by the new prime minister, the ruling coalition included religious and right-wing parties: Religious Zionism, Noam, Otzma Yehudit, Yahadut ha-Torah, and Shas.
“Thanks to the enormous public support we received in the last elections, I was able to create a government that will work for the benefit of all Israeli citizens,” Netanyahu said, commenting on the cabinet formation.
Likud became the leader of electoral sympathies in the elections held in early November. After the votes were counted, it became clear that Benjamin Netanyahu, who headed the Israeli government for more than 15 years and left office in 2021, will once again be the head of the government.
Forming a government turned out to be a difficult task for Netanyahu: he was unable to do it in the time allotted by law, and on December 11, Israeli President Yitzhak Herzog added another 10 days to it.