Knesset Wednesday plenum agenda published with no government swearing-in scheduled

Raoul Wootliff is the The Times of Israel's political correspondent.

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.

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