Most MKs expected to suggest Olmert form coalition

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 31, 2006 09:36

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

After considering the results of Tuesday's elections, it appeared on Friday that most of the Knesset parties would recommend that Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert head the coalition for the 17th Knesset. Israeli law stipulates that the president assign a leader of one of the parties with the task of forming a coalition. The person appointed need not be the leader of the largest party, rather the future prime minister ought to be the one with the greatest chances of creating a stable government. President Moshe Katsav announced that he would begin his consultations with the different parties on Sunday. The parties expected to recommend Olmert include Shas, United Torah Judaism, and the Gil Pensioners' Party, Army Radio reported. On the other hand, Labor was continuing its efforts to create a socio-economic alternative to a government headed by Olmert. However, Shas, their leading potential partner, stated they did not intend to participate in such an initiative.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN