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Officials say Rivlin won’t task Bennett with forming government — TV

Channel 12 news quotes unnamed “senior officials” who recently spoke with President Reuven Rivlin, who say he won’t task Yamina leader Naftali Bennett with forming a government.

According to the network, Rivlin is expected to quickly decide what to do when Prime Minister Netanyahu’s mandate to form a government expires at midnight, possibly as soon as tomorrow. The chief of the President’s Residence is expected to make a round of calls to party representatives, the network adds.

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