Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a government even after the fourth parliamentary election in two years.
The dpa agency reported that the deadline for forming a new government expired on Tuesday. The failure of Netanyahu’s new appointment has provided his political opponents with an opportunity to complete the rule of the 71-year-old, the longest-term leader in Israeli history.
Israel is in a serious political crisis, but Netanyahu is still the head of the transitional government.
A corruption trial is waiting for him, but he denies these allegations.
Israeli President Ruben Rivlin should now authorize the opposition leader of the centrist party Atid, Yael Rapide, to form a government.
Analysts believe that this is not an easy task for him, and the fifth election in two years has not been rejected.