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Netanyahu granted extension to form government
Ynetnews ^ | 03.02.13, 20:28 | Moran Azulay

Posted on 03/02/2013 3:44:21 PM PST by Dave346

President Peres gives PM 14-day negotiation extension. Netanyahu, in thinly veiled criticism of Yesh Atid-Habayit Hayehudi pact, says delay is due to 'some parties boycotting others'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Shimon Peres on Saturday evening and officially asked him for an extension in order to form the new government. Peres granted the request.

In a short press conference held in the President's Residence following the meeting, Netanyahu criticized what he called the "boycott" imposed by certain parties on others.

"The main reason I have not been able to finish forming the coalition until now is – and I'll say this as plainly as possible – the fact that certain parties are boycotting others.

"There's a boycott against a sector in Israel and this goes against my views," he said, in thinly veiled criticism of the political pact between Yesh Atid and Habayit Hayehudi, which states that they will not join a coalition that includes the haredi parties.

The customary 28-day timeframe afforded to the prime minister after the Likud's election win, elapsed over the weekend.

Israel's Election Act, as well as Basic Law: The Government, state that the winning candidate is allowed to petition the president for an additional 14 days to complete the task, should the initial timeframe prove insufficient.

According to the law, should Netanyahu fail to form a government at the end of his 14-day extension, Peres could task another candidate with the responsibility.

In the event that the president does ask another candidate to form the government and he or she fails as well, a new general elections would be called.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boycott; election; extension; israel
Hopefully this messy situation will be resolved soon.

I'd be pretty surprised to see Netanyahu unable to make a majority coalition but the left isn't doing him any favors here.

1 posted on 03/02/2013 3:44:25 PM PST by Dave346
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2 posted on 03/02/2013 4:03:06 PM PST by smoothsailing
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It would kill Netanyahu to leave office without taking definitive action against Iran. He simply will not risk it. He will form any sort of coalition to get another six to eight months as Prime Minister


3 posted on 03/02/2013 4:27:27 PM PST by allendale
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“I’d be pretty surprised to see Netanyahu unable to make a majority coalition but the left isn’t doing him any favors here. “

Left Wing Israeli’s are going to get Israel into serious trouble! Just like they are doing here in America!


4 posted on 03/02/2013 5:22:39 PM PST by vette6387
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Thanks Dave346.
...thinly veiled criticism of the political pact between Yesh Atid and Habayit Hayehudi, which states that they will not join a coalition that includes the haredi parties.

5 posted on 03/02/2013 10:45:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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6 posted on 03/03/2013 5:52:07 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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8 posted on 03/03/2013 5:53:32 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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conservatives seeking third and fourth parties will continue to cause trouble as well


9 posted on 03/03/2013 6:01:00 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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Still no government in Israel. I think Likud forming a single electoral list with that other party was a mistake. They would have won more seats separately.

Italy is a disaster with the left barely winning but getting a majority in the lower House thanks to the winner’s seat bonus. But they don’t have a majority in the Senate so they can’t form a government. Revote coming I hope. The left must not be allowed to win by such a narrow margin. Filthy swine.


10 posted on 03/03/2013 9:37:12 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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