The Knesset publishes the plenum agenda for Wednesday’s legislative session without any mention of a swearing-in vote for the new government, making it clear that Speaker Yariv Levin will not be calling a vote on the emerging coalition this week.
Levin was said to have been weighing scheduling the vote to approve the new “change government” on Wednesday if there appeared to be a reasonable shot at preventing the formation of the potential government.
Levin, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, is now expected to call the confidence vote for Monday, June 14.
By law, Levin has up to a week to schedule the vote for the new government from the time that it is announced that a candidate has succeeded in bringing together a coalition. Lapid made that announcement on Wednesday but Levin is using a loophole that allows him to extend the deadline until the Monday Knesset session.