Jewish Press: President Reuven Rivlin will receive the parties’ representatives on Monday at his residence to hear their recommendations for the candidate to form the next government.
“ Now the Lord had told Samuel in his ear the day before Saul came, saying, 16 “Tomorrow about this time I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him commander over My people Israel … 1 Sam. 9:15-16
The Israeli media reported on Sunday night that should the balance is clearly in one candidate’s favor the president may announce his decision as early as Monday evening – that’s if a candidate receives 61 or more votes or if there’s a significant gap in the number of endorsements between one candidate and the rest. In any case,
Rivlin intends to announce his pick by Tuesday at noon at the latest, ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of the 24th Knesset on Tuesday afternoon. This is also the reason why the round of consultations with party heads has been reduced to one day, as opposed to two days in the past. Read More