If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unable to form a government by Wednesday at midnight, it is within parliament’s authority to dissolve itself, President Reuven Rivlin’s office said Tuesday, adding that the president “he hopes that we won’t be caught, G-d forbid, in another election campaign.”
“It is under the authority of the Knesset, according to the same exact law, to decide on dissolving [the Knesset],” the statement continued. “In light of this, the Knesset, as the representative of the sovereign, meaning the people, will bear the consequences of the decision in the future.”
Meawhile, Netanyahu and other Likud officials continue to insist that they will do everything in their power to bring about a right-wing government in the less than two days that remain before Wednesday’s deadline.
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