Friday, February 20, 2009

Netanyahu Gets The Nod From Peres to Try to Form The Government

Israeli President Shimon Peres has asked Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next government. Netanyahu is expected to be able to form the government without much difficulty. The question is if it will be a narrow coalition with just the center-right to right parties, or if they will be able to pull in Kadima making for a broader coalition. He now has six weeks to secure a coalition with at least 61 seats. If he succeeds he will become Israel's next Prime Minister.

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