Israel will be holding another election if the country’s legislature is unable to form a coalition by Wednesday night.
It would be the third national election in less than a year after Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political opponent Bennie Ganz failed twice to secure a majority in parliament to form a government.
On Monday, Netanyahu and Gant’s agreed to set the potential election for March 2nd, 2020.
Netanyahu also agreed to hold primaries for the leadership of his laocoön party prior to that date.
These agreements come less than a week after the country’s Attorney General formally indicted Netanyahu on charges of bribery fraud and breach of trust in three separate corruption investigations.
However, Netanyahu has denied any wrongdoing.
If an election happens, Netanyahu will have to face a strong provocation to his leadership from within Likud, for the first time in more than a decade. Previously, Gideon Saar, a successful former minister, has made clear that he will run in power primaries, stating it’s the only way for the party to stay in the government.
More, pending is the question of whether Netanyahu can be given the task of forming a government now that he is facing dA. A legal petition filed in the Supreme Court has directed that the attorney general form an opinion on the matter in the coming weeks.
Israel is facing busy days in politics. What do you think? Will Benjamin Netanyahu be able to hold his position and power?