Gantz resigns from the position of Knesset speaker

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz resigned from his role as Knesset Speaker on Tuesday evening in a move to facilitate the formation of a new government by Thursday.
There is a legal dispute over whether there have to be 48 hours between Gantz quitting as Knesset speaker and the government being formed. His resignation took effect at 9:57 p.m. tonight, the Knesset secretary announced Tuesday night in a two-minute session of the Knesset plenum. 
Tourism Minister Yariv Levin (Likud), who will replace Gantz as Knesset speaker, also formally resigned on Tuesday night.
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