Israel's Netanyahu poised to build coalition

2015-03-23 20:11
Isreali Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Ariel Schalit, AP)

Isreali Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Ariel Schalit, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Jerusalem - Israel's prime minister has secured a majority of backers in the new parliament and will now be tasked with forming the next government.

Israel's ceremonial president, Reuven Rivlin, was meeting on Monday with the parties in parliament to hear their recommendations before appointing who will form the next coalition government.

After a resounding election victory for his Likud party, Benjamin Netanyahu was assured of getting that nod.

It became a formality after the new centrist party Kulanu gave its nod to Netanyahu as well, giving him 61 backers out of the 120 in parliament.

Rivlin is scheduled to meet with Netanyahu later this week and officially set the coalition talks into motion.

Netanyahu appears poised to set up a coalition with Kulanu and several religious and ultra-Orthodox parties.

Read more on:    benjamin netanyahu  |  israel

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.