Archive: 1/31/2013
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  1/31/2013, Shevat 20, 5773

Clock to Start Ticking for Netanyahu Saturday Night


The office of President Shim'on Peres announced, Thursday evening, that he will officially assign the task of forming the next government to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in a ceremony, Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. at the President's residence.

The announcement came at the end of two days of meetings between Peres and representatives of the parties elected to the Knesset in last week's election. More than 80 Members of Knesset and Knesset members-elect recommended that Netanyahu head the government.