Netanyahu gives up on forming a government – The Jerusalem Post

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is no longer seeking a government that relies on the outside support of the Ra’am Party (United Arab List), he said Tuesday at a press conference in the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.
Netanyahu no longer sees any chance of forming a government, although he still intends to maintain his mandate to form a government, which ends on May 4, his associates said.
Instead, he would seek a direct election for prime minister, which will pass if Yamina supports it, Netanyahu said.

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