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Two hours to the end of the mandate: Netanyahu is working to finish signing the coalition agreements - voila! news


During the day, Likud tried to sign agreements of principles with the parties in the coalition, in addition to the agreements on the distribution of roles that have already been completed, but there are still disputes over wording, mainly with the ultra-Orthodox factions in matters of conversion and recruitment. The inauguration may be postponed until early January, depending on the progress of the legislative blitz

On video: Netanyahu in the Knesset Plenum: "We will maintain the status quo" (Knesset Channel)

Two hours before the end of the mandate to form the government, Likud chairman and Prime Minister-designate Binyamin Netanyahu is holding talks with the coalition partners this evening (Wednesday) in an effort to sign agreements before he informs President Yitzhak Herzog that "I have it."

During the day, the Likud tried to sign agreements in principle with the parties in the coalition , in addition to the agreements on the division of duties that have already been completed, but there are still disputes over wording - mainly with the ultra-Orthodox factions on the issues of conversion and the conscription law. Also, there are other gaps with Otzma Yehudit. Chairman Itamar Ben Gabir demands a veto right in the Committee of Ministers for Legislation, and the Likud The request has not yet been answered.

The law does not require Netanyahu to sign the agreements before notifying the president, and he can complete them even afterwards.

However, Likud is interested in ending the coalition negotiations that have been going on for more than six weeks.

Netanyahu and Herzog during the awarding of the mandate, in November (Photo: Reuven Castro)

According to the law, the coalition agreements must be placed on the Knesset's table within three days of the signing and at the latest - 24 hours before the formation of the government.

Netanyahu also plans to postpone the distribution of the files to Likud until the last minute and start the round of meetings with the future MKs and ministers only two or three days before the inauguration.

Netanyahu plans to swear in his government in the Knesset next weekend, and told his close associates yesterday that he aims for the inauguration to take place on Wednesday or Thursday. This, depending on the rate of progress of the legislation, the swearing-in may be postponed until the beginning of the following week.

After Netanyahu informs the president that "it's up to him", temporary Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin should also deliver the message to the Knesset plenum, which will only open on Monday, and set a date for the swearing-in - until A week later.

That is, the swearing in of the government is expected to take place on next Wednesday or Thursday at the earliest, and on Monday January 2 at the latest.

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He will inform Herzog that he has managed to form a government.

Netanyahu (Photo: Reuven Castro)

The incoming coalition has two laws left to pass in the plenum by the time of the inauguration, in accordance with the demand of the coalition partners who insisted that the laws be passed before the formation of the government: the first is the Deri-Smotrich law, which includes two amendments to the basic law of the government: the first prepares the appointment of Shas chairman Aryeh Deri to the minister despite his criminal conviction, and the second regulates the appointment of the chairman of religious Zionism, Bezalel Smotrich, to the position of minister in the Ministry of Defense with powers over the civil administration.

The Deri-Smotrich law is expected to come up in the plenary for discussion and voting for the second and third readings on Monday, after which the coalition aims to complete the amendment to the police order known as the Ben Gabir law, which will transfer extended powers over the police to the designated minister of national security.

Ben Gvir's law passed its first reading yesterday, but it arouses strong opposition in the legal advice to the government and the police, who claim that the current version, submitted by Ben Gvir, does not balance the powers of the minister and the independence of the police, and will cause politicization of the police and administrative and authoritative chaos.

Ben Gvir refuses to accept the amendments proposed by the attorney general and the confrontation between him and the lawyers is expected to intensify as work continues on the law in the committee in the coming days.

The laws are expected to be voted on for second and third reading on Monday.

Ben Gabir and Smotrich (photo: Flash 90, official website)

Earlier this week, the Knesset plenum approved the law to cancel the possibility of the division of four MKs from a faction, which Netanyahu demanded be approved before the formation of the government in order to prevent rebellions and unrest after the distribution of positions in the Likud. At the beginning of the month, Netanyahu held an initial round of meetings with Likud members, but he is expected to announce the placements The finalists are only very close to the inauguration to minimize the risk of disappointed or disgruntled Knesset members.

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  • Bezalel Smotrich

  • Aryeh Deri

Source: walla

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