President Reuven Rivlin (C) and Central Elections Committee Chair Hanan Melcer (R) view ballots from the elections, April 10th, 2019.
(photo credit: Mark Neiman/GPO)
For the first time, the President’s Residence will broadcast the consultations between President Reuven Rivlin and party leaders when they take place next week.
The meetings will begin next week, after there are final, certified election results. Basic Law: Government states that the president must meet with representatives of all the factions in the Knesset before tasking an MK to form the next government. The president must appoint the prime minister within a week of the official results being publicized.
The goal of the broadcasts is to maximize transparency.
Rivlin visited the Central Elections Committee in the Knesset on Wednesday following the general elections to see the vote-counting and meet with committee chairman and Supreme Court Justice Hanan Melcer.
The president thanked the committee staff in the name of Israeli citizens.
“Thanks to every one of you, we are certain that the will of the people is being expressed most accurately and that the rights of the people to fair elections and verified and precise information are being kept,” Rivlin said.
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