Rivlin indicates no chance he’ll task Bennett with forming coalition

Rivlin indicates there’s no chance Yamina leader Bennett would be tasked with forming a government.

He urges the Yamina representatives to carefully weigh their decision to nominate Bennett, noting that they currently only have seven votes behind him.

“Naftali Bennett can only be prime minister at this stage” if he receives 61 nominations, says Rivlin.

“Who supports you? Does Likud support you?” says Rivlin. “Explain to me how he would form a government.”

Yamina declines to elaborate on what other parties would potentially support Bennett as premier.

Shaked says they’ll be back to nominate Bennett again if another candidate fails to establish a coalition after 28 days.

She also declines to answer Rivlin’s question on whether they would support another candidate for prime minister. But she also says they aren’t boycotting anyone, while stressing their views are strictly right-wing.


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