The process for forming the 35th government of Israel - Explainer

The following information was distributed to the media by the President's Office.

THE KNESSET building: Englargement in the offing? (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
THE KNESSET building: Englargement in the offing?
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
 

Most important upcoming dates:
November 20:
 End of the 28-day period given to Gantz to form a government
December 11: End of the 21-day period available to a majority of MKs to submit a request to the president to give the task of forming a government to a specific MK. This date assumes that Gantz takes his full 28 days. If Gantz informs the president earlier that he is unable to form a government, the date will be changed accordingly. The MK given the task of forming a government will have 14 days to make it happen.