Rivlin to present 'options the public hasn't even heard of' to form gov't

Harel Tobi explained that, according to Israeli law, the president has the option of giving the task of forming the government to the MK "with the highest chance" of succeeding.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
September 22, 2019 13:30
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President Reuven Rivlin has Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz shake hands at memorial ceremony for former president Shimon Peres. (photo credit: ELAD QUEEN)

President Reuven Rivlin intends to take an active role in the discussions surrounding the decision-making process regarding the leadership of the nation following the recent round of elections, Presidential Residence Director Harel Tobi said on Army Radio on Sunday. 


Rivlin will suggest "options the public hasn't even heard of yet," he said. 
Tobi explained that, according to Israeli law, the president has the option of giving the MK "with the highest chance" of forming the government the task of creating one.


This might mean Rivlin will decide to task an MK he deems likely to succeed even if that person doesn't initially have enough parties to back him up. 



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