President Rivlin Gives Yesh Atid Leader Yair Lapid Mandate to Form Government
Jerusalem, 5 May, 2021 (TPS) -- This evening (Wednesday), President Reuven Rivlin gave Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid the mandate to form a government.
This follows Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the first to receive the mandate following elections for the 24th Knesset, failing to form a government within the allotted time.
Lapid’s chances of forming a viable government are slim. The left-center bloc is divided, the Arab parties are split, while four parties are still combating each other on the right, an acrimonious political situation in an already toxic environment in Israel.