Party leaders meet with president to nominate PM

Tzipi Livni Party, Meretz, Tibi don't recommend candidate; Bennett, Shas, UTJ recommend Netanyahu in meetings with Peres.

January 31, 2013 16:23
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Peres receives election results from Rubinstein

Peres receives election results from Rubinstein 370. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/ The Jerusalem Post)


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Even though it was a given that Labor would not enter a coalition led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, party leader Shelly Yacimovich made the position clear Thursday after meeting with President Shimon Peres.

Labor did not recommend anyone to form the next government, as had been expected, but left it to the President's discretion.

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