Thirty-fifth government of Israel

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Thirty-fifth government of Israel
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35th cabinet of Israel
Predecessor34th government

The thirty-fifth government of Israel (Hebrew: מֶמְשֶׁלֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל הַשְׁלוֹשִׁים וְחָמֵשׁ, Mem'shelet Yisra'el HaShloshim VeHamesh) will be the next government of Israel. It was expected to be established following the April 2019 election, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was unable to form a government, forcing a snap election, which will take place on 17 September 2019.[1]


After the April 2019 Israeli legislative elections, the leader of Blue and White faction Benny Gantz conceded, paving the way for incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to start talks with other parties to form a governing coalition.[2] Rivlin officially chose Netanyahu to form the next government.[3]

New elections[edit]

Netanyahu was unable to form a coalition by the deadline of 29 May and called a snap election for 17 September 2019 instead of allowing the opposition (led by Benny Gantz) to attempt to form a coalition.[1]


Israeli government formation, April–May 2019

← 2015 15 April–30 May 2019 October 2019 →
  Benjamin Netanyahu 2018.jpg גנץ3.jpg
Nominee Benjamin Netanyahu Benny Gantz
Party Likud Blue and White
Electoral vote 65 45
Percentage 54.2% 37.5%

Prime Minister before election

Benjamin Netanyahu

Outcome of Formation

No government formed and fresh elections called. Netanyahu remains PM in interim

On 15–16 April 2019, President Reuven Rivlin met with representatives of the parties in the 21st Knesset. They recommended as following:[4][5]

Party Party Leader Seats Recommended Source
Likud Benjamin Netanyahu 35 Benjamin Netanyahu [6]
Blue & White Benny Gantz 35 Benny Gantz [6]
Shas Aryeh Deri 8 Benjamin Netanyahu [6]
UTJ Yaakov Litzman 8 Benjamin Netanyahu [6]
HadashTa'al Ayman Odeh 6 No one [6]
Labor Avi Gabbay 6 Benny Gantz [7]
Yisrael Beiteinu Avigdor Lieberman 5 Benjamin Netanyahu [7]
United Right Rafi Peretz 5 Benjamin Netanyahu [7]
Meretz Tamar Zandberg 4 Benny Gantz [7]
Kulanu Moshe Kahlon 4 Benjamin Netanyahu [7]
Ra'amBalad Mansour Abbas 4 No one
65 Benjamin Netanyahu
45 Benny Gantz
10 No one

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Holmes, Oliver (29 May 2019). "Israel to hold new elections after Netanyahu coalition talks fail". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  2. ^ Liebermann, Oren (10 April 2019). "Netanyahu set for fifth term as Israel's leader as rival concedes defeat". CNN. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  3. ^ "President officially taps Netanyahu to form next government". The Times of Israel. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Netanyahu secures majority backing after right-wing parties recommend him as PM". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Netanyahu Set to Form Next Government After Most Parties Recommend Him to President". Haaretz. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e "החרדים המליצו על נתניהו, אשכנזי: "לא ניכנס לממשלת אחדות"". Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e "נתניהו השיג 65 ממליצים להרכבת הממשלה". ynet (in Hebrew). 16 April 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2019.

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