Netanyahu forms the most radical government in Israel's history
The longest-serving prime minister in the history of the Jewish state returns to office with ultra-Orthodox and far-right ministers
It's official. Binyamin Netanyahu will come back to power. He became Israel's prime minister at the helm of the most right-wing government in the country's history. Although he has rushed until the last moments, the leader of the Likud has announced to President Isaac Herzog that it already has the formal support of all political parties six weeks after the elections. “I got it,” tweeted this Wednesday night the man who is already the longest-serving prime minister in the almost 75 years of the existence of the Hebrew state.
The parties that will make up the coalition are Netanyahu's Likud, with 32 seats, the ultra-Orthodox Shas and United Torah Judaism , with 7 and 11 deputies respectively, and the far-right factions Jewish Power, Religious Zionism and Noam, whose union adds 14 seats. like this has obtained the 64 necessary supportsto surpass the majority of 120 parliamentarians. But, since Netanyahu asked for One last extension to Herzog a day before the announcement, until next Monday the whole of the Knesset will not be elected. informed of this key development.
על ה בידי.
— Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו (@netanyahu) December 21, 2022
Also, due to the celebration of the Jewish Hanukkah, the legislature will not return to the meeting. They will meet until next Monday. Then, the Speaker of the Knesset, Yariv Levin, will report the decision. officially to the legislators of the formation of a new Executive. This ad will trigger a warning. the Basic Government Law, which states that the cabinet must be sworn in no more than a week later. The swearing-in ceremony, therefore, cannot be held. It will take place beyond the world. of January 2, as well. So Israel will probably end the year with a new Executive.
But it is not yet clear. It is not clear whether all the ministers who have signed agreements with Netanyahu will be able to fill the promised posts. It's still here. A vote is pending to pass the final version of the law that would allow the leader of the Shas, Arye Dery, to be in prison. He was in charge of the Interior and Health portfolios during the first two years of his mandate and Finance the other two. Dery had pleaded guilty to a crime of tax fraud and the law does not allow him to be a minister. Amendments must also be passed to expand the powers of far-right MP Itamar Ben Gvir as the new Minister of National Security.