Benny Gantz receives mandate from President Reuven Rivlin

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu originally received the mandate, but was unable to form a government and returned the mandate on Monday night.

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz speaks at the final rally of his party before the 2nd 2019 Israeli elections. (photo credit: KOBI RICHTER/TPS)
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz speaks at the final rally of his party before the 2nd 2019 Israeli elections.
(photo credit: KOBI RICHTER/TPS)
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz is receiving the mandate from President Reuven Rivlin, which gives him the ability to attempt to form a government coalition.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu originally received the mandate, but was unable to form a government and returned the mandate on Monday night.
Gantz will now have 28 days in which to form a government, or the mandate will be handed back to the president.