News Brief 2/2/2013, Shevat 22, 5773
Peres Tasks Netanyahu with Assembling Coalition
President Shimon Peres officially tasked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with assembling the next coalition, in a ceremony at the Presidential Residence Saturday evening.
"The representatives of 82 members of the 18th Knesset recommended to me that I task MK Binyamin Netanyahu, the serving prime minister, with the establishment of the government," Peres said.
"I have weighed the matter and decided to task Binyamin Netanyahu with putting together the coalition, after receiving his consent, as required by law," he added.