Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and leader of the Kaḥol Lavan block of parties, Benny Ganz, have not been able to agree on the conditions for the formation of a broad government, JPost reported.
"Unfortunately, today I realized in a meeting with Gantz that he was rejecting the president's proposal and ignoring the will of most of the nation's citizens, who want to see us form a broad national unity government together.”
Gantz said after the meeting, that "I have said time and time again that Israel needs a broad and liberal unity government, consisting primarily of the two major parties and led by Blue and White.
Gantz had 28 days to form a coalition as stipulated by the law. After the September 17 elections, Netanyahu was the first to try to create an office, but he did not succeed, after which he returned the mandate to President Reuven Rivlin two days before the expiration of his 28-day term. If he fails to create a government, the legal period of 21 days will begin, during which any of the 120 members of the Knesset will be able to try to collect the signatures of 61 MPs so that the president instructs him to form a coalition.
If he fails to do so, then the second consecutive re-election in Israel will be scheduled 90 days after the expiration of a three-week period.