The President of the State, Reuven Rivlin, met today with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the President’s Residence. At the end of their meeting, the President accepted the Prime Minister’s request and granted him a two-week extension to the period of forming the government.
In the extension document, the President wrote: “After you presented me with the need to extend the period for the completion of the process of assembling the government, at your request, under section 8 of the Basic Law: The Government, I hereby extend the period allotted to you to fulfill the task of forming the government by fourteen days.”
Under the Basic Law: The Government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is given a 28-day period for forming the government, and the president of the state may extend this period for an additional period of no more than 14 days.
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