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  Israel Election: Netanyahu Likely to Tell President He Can't Form Government, His Likud Party Says
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Last EditedEastTexasDem  Sep 28, 2019 01:20pm
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AuthorJonathan Lis
News DateSaturday, September 28, 2019 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to give back to President Reuven Rivlin the mandate to form a government, if it appears by Sunday that negotiations with party leaders are still at a deadlock.

A source involved in Likud talks with the different political outfits told Haaretz on Saturday that the premier may announce to the president that he is giving up efforts to build a government within a few days if Kahol Lavan's negotiation team remains adamant in its refusal to accept a plan proposed by Rivlin as a basic guideline for talks.

A different source told Haaretz that it remains unclear whether Netanyahu will announce to the president that he is incapable of forming a coalition as early as Sunday or only after the Jewish New Year, which will be celebrated in Israel this week.

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