– Benjamin Netanyahu announced the formation of a government
Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu claims success in forming the next government, minutes from a critical deadline, the president said on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.
Minutes before a critical deadline, Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday evening that he could form the next government with his partners from ultra-Orthodox and far-right parties.
Benjamin Netanyahu, who along with his allies won legislative elections on November 1, announced to President Isaac Herzog by 11:59 pm (21:59 GMT) on Wednesday that he had “succeeded” in forming the next government. Outgoing minister Yair Lapid. “I have,” Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted minutes before the deadline to announce the formation of the next government in Hebrew. The Israeli President, for his part, Mr. Netanyahu Mr. It confirmed to AFP that it had “called in” Herzog to “inform him” of the news.
“Dear President, I would like to inform you that thanks to the great popular support we received during the last election, I have been able to form a government that will serve the interests of all citizens of Israel,” Netanyahu added in a statement. Under elections and Israeli rules, Benjamin Netanyahu had until December 11 to announce his government, but he requested an extension to the maximum 14 days allowed by law.
The most right-wing government in the country’s history
However, President Herzog had given him only ten additional days, and although the precise composition of the next government had not yet been fully finalized, the Israeli press expected an announcement during the day.
However, the partners are known for what analysts say will be the most right-wing government in Israel’s history: two ultra-Orthodox parties, Shas and United Torah Judaism (UJD), and three organizations of far-right “religious Zionism.” Bezalel Smodrich’s, Itamar Ben Quir’s Jewish Legion, and Avi Mas’s Nom.
In recent weeks, Netanyahu’s Likud party has signed deals with far-right parties that will distribute certain positions to National Defense Minister Itamar Ben Gvir, such as responsibility for settlements in the occupied West Bank to Bezalel Smodrich or Ary Deri’s portfolio. Shaws. However, Israeli lawmakers have yet to vote on the second and third readings of bills that would allow Ari Deri to serve as minister after he was found guilty of tax evasion, and Itamar Ben Gvir expanded his powers over the Israeli police as his future minister.
Rule of law
Israel’s Attorney General Kali Baharav-Miara warned last week that future government bills would make Israel “democratic in name, but not in essence.” “Politicization of law enforcement will deal a serious blow to the most basic principles of law, namely equality, arbitrariness and non-impartiality,” he added, noting that the current “legislative implosion” could end. “Profound” changes and “further discussions” will be required.
One of the most durable heads of government in Israel’s history, serving 15 years (from 1996 to 1999 and 2009 to 2021), and therefore accustomed to building coalitions, Benjamin Netanyahu must also distribute ministerial portfolios within his own practice. The prime minister-designate and his allies could try to push these bills through parliament before the next government takes office, which Mr Netanyahu has announced “as soon as possible” next week or early January.
Benjamin Netanyahu will announce the distribution of ministerial positions within his own camp, which will not be an easy task, the center noted, as “there are more demands from Likud representatives for important portfolios than positions available following agreements with other coalition partners.” Right daily Maariv Wednesday.