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Knesset speaker refuses to set inauguration date

Members of the new coalition are furious with Knesset speaker Yariv Levin for not setting a date for the government to be sworn in.

Knesset speaker Yariv Levin of the Likud told the parliament today that Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid notified him he had succeeded forming a majority-backed government. Levin did not say when the swearing-in ceremony for the new government will be, merely noting that in accordance to the law, the ceremony has to take place by June 14.  

The new coalition had hoped to be sworn June 10, but it now seems likely the ceremony will take place next week.

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