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Israel's president: Talks about PM choice to begin Monday

AP  |  Jerusalem 

Israel's says he will receive party representatives at his residence on Monday to hear their recommendations for who should be the next

Reuven Rivlin's office announced Friday he will consult with the heads of all elected factions, in order of largest to smallest, about their choices.

Rivlin, whose role is otherwise ceremonial, then picks the candidate he believes has the best chance of assembling a parliamentary majority, and ask that leader to form a within 42 days.

That candidate looks to be A final tally of votes late Thursday showed capturing 36 seats in the 120-seat

Together with nationalist and Jewish ultra-Orthodox parties, which Netanyahu calls his "natural allies," his right-wing bloc commands a 65-55 parliamentary majority.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 20:00 IST