After 3 elections, Israel's government is finally

After 3 elections, Israel's government is finally
After 3 elections, Israel's government is finally

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn into his new government on Sunday, following three blocked and divisive elections, political paralysis of one and a half years and other three-day delays due to political clashes in his Likud party.

Over the weekend, both Netanyahu and fellow-rival Benny Gantz announced their appointments to the new government, with 36 ministers and 16 deputies the most bloated in Israeli history.

Former military chiefs Netanyahu and Gantz announced last month that they would put aside their differences in joining forces to lead the country through the coronovirus crisis and its dire economic consequences.

His controversial power-sharing agreement requires Netanyahu to serve as Prime Minister for the first 18 months of government before being replaced by Gantz for the next 18 months. Your blocks will have the same number of ministers and virtual veto power as each other's major decisions.

Critics have already alleged that the government created several cabinet jobs at a time when the coronavirus virus epidemic caused 25% unemployment. But because the Netanyahu block consists of many smaller parties, there are still a limited number of cabinet ministries to best the Likud rank and file, and faced a mini-insurgency from angry high-ranking members before the ceremony. The oath is scheduled for Thursday. . Unable to meet a deadline, Netanyahu requested a delay to resolve his internal party crisis. To please his followers, Netanyahu introduced a series of dubious new ministries such as "community development", "settlement issues" and "higher education and water resources".

The alleged opposition leader, Yar Lapid, said the machines had "lost the trust of the Israeli public".

“Coronavirus is an excuse for a corrupt party at the taxpayer's expense. After all the empty speech of an "emergency government", the government that is being formed today is the largest and most useless in the country's history, "he said." It is not just useless, it is contempt. Total disregard of the crisis facing the Israeli public. "

After disobeying his central campaign promise not to work under Netanyahu and face criminal prosecutions starting next week, a deal has already been reached to dissolve Gantz's alliance with Lenad. The coalition agreement he analyzed was achieved only after the decision of the country's Supreme Court as there was no legal basis to block it.

Despite the criticism, Gantz argued that the team, along with Netanyahu, proposed to pull the country out of the prevailing deadlock and prevent Israel from once again pulling in another costly election, which would be the fourth in just one year.

In his speech to Parliament, Netanyahu acknowledged that a compromise would have to be made but another election would be very disastrous.

He said, "People want unity government and this is what people are achieving today." "We choose to serve the country together."

Gantz will start as the foreign minister of the party's associate and retired military chief, Gabbi Ashkenazi, as defense minister. The Foreign Minister, Israel Katz, will become Netanyahu's top deputy finance minister in Likud. Yariv Levine, perhaps Netanyahu's closest ally, will become the new speaker of parliament. The coalition would also include a pair of ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties and some other individual convicts to add 73 of the 120 members of parliament.

Nevertheless, the new position should enjoy all the disadvantages of a prime minister, including an official residence and, key to Netanyahu, exemptions from legislation requiring non-prime ministerial public officials if they are charged. Of a crime.

Netanyahu has been charged with fraud, breach of trust and a series of scams allegedly exchanging favors with wealthy media moguls for admitting scams. He denies wrongdoing and pleads guilty to conspiracy by the media to expel him. Since the last fall of his indictment, he has repeatedly lied on the country's legal system, with his political colleagues specifically targeting the High Court and accusing him of overconfidence and political interference. Their legal problems and their ability to serve were central themes in recent electoral campaigns.

Netanyahu also vowed to pursue controversial plans for parts of the West Bank.

Netanyahu's nationalist base is eager to pursue the announcement before the US election in November, after which Trump may be replaced by Joe Biden, who has said he opposes unilateral annexation. The alliance agreement allows you to submit a proposal as early as 1 July.

"The time has come for whoever believes in the justice of our rights in the land of Israel to join a government led by me to achieve a historic process together," he said.

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