In change, Netanyahu not invited to Rivlin PM-tapping announcement

In contrast to past ceremonies where the president announces his choice of candidate to form a government, this time the recipient of the mandate — one Benjamin Netanyahu — was not invited to the President’s Residence for the ceremony.

Harel Tubi, President Reuven Rivlin’s chief of staff, is now making his way the short distance to the Prime Minister’s Residence to deliver the official document tasking him with forming a governing coalition within 28 days.