Netanyahu secures majority of recommendations to form government

During the meeting, Labor chairman Avi Gabbay recommended that Rivlin present Blue and White head Benny Gantz with the task of forming the next government.

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, celebrate at Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv late Tuesday night (photo credit: RONEN ZVULUN/REUTERS)
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, celebrate at Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv late Tuesday night
(photo credit: RONEN ZVULUN/REUTERS)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured the recommendations from a majority of the seats in the Knesset on Tuesday, with 65 seats, following the recommendation by the Union of Right-Wing Parties and Kulanu.
President Reuven Rivlin is meeting with all of the parties before choosing who will be selected to form the government.
During the meeting, Labor chairman Avi Gabbay and Meretz chairwoman Tamar Zandberg recommended that Rivlin present Blue and White head Benny Gantz with the task of forming the next government.
The final decision on who will form the government will occur Wednesday evening, after the official elections results are received, when Rivlin invites the chosen prime minister to the President's Residence.