Netanyahu Wins Backing Of 61 MKs, Set To Form Israel’s 35th Government


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has received the backing of an absolute majority of the incoming Knesset Tuesday, effectively ensuring he is tasked with the formation of the 35th Israeli government.

Netanyahu, who received the backing of his own Likud party, the Shas, and United Torah Judaism factions yesterday, earlier on Tuesday got the support of Yisrael Beytenu’s five MK-Knesset delegation.

Later on Tuesday, the Union of Right-Wing Parties, a joint ticket of the Jewish Home, National Union, and Otzma Yehudit factions, endorsed Netanyahu, pushing him over the top to 61 MKs, paving the road for President Rivlin to task Netanayhu with forming the 35th Government of Israel.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.



  1. He is the 12th prime minister. A number of those 35 governments over the last 71 years were presided over by the same prime minister more than once.


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