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Netanyahu’s future coalition, without the settlers?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got the recommendation of 72 Knesset members for him to form and lead Israel’s next government, but the list does not include the signatures of his allies from the Yamina party.

With the High Court greenlighting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next government, representatives of the Likud and Blue and White parties submitted the signatures of 72 legislators endorsing Netanyahu for the task the afternoon of May 7. The list of signatures was given to President Reuven Rivlin only hours before the midnight deadline for the Knesset to propose its own candidate. Three hours after receiving the signatures, the president tasked Netanyahu with the mission.

Earlier in the day, the Knesset adopted amendments to two basic laws, enabling the two parties to go ahead with the April 20 unity deal signed by Netanyahu and Blue and White’s Benny Gantz. These amendments are designed to guarantee a rotation between Netanyahu and Gantz 18 months from now, and for the establishment of the largest-ever government in the history of the country.

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