Netanyahu misses deadline to build a new government. Here's what comes next

By CNN7 days ago

(CNN)Benjamin Netanyahu's hold on the Premiership of Israel looks a little less secure after a deadline to build a new government passed at midnight (5pET).

Seconds before the deadline passed, a statement from the Prime Minister's Likud party announced he had returned the mandate to form a new government back to President Reuven Rivlin.


The onus is now on the President to decide which of Israel's other political leaders he might entrust with the task of trying to form a governing coalition, or whether to pursue a different path to secure a breakthrough.

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