Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (R) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the President's residence in Jerusalem. Photo: Xinhua

Israel’s president formally nominates Benjamin Netanyahu for fourth term as prime minister

  • Move was expected after Netanyahu’s Likud party and its right-wing allies captured a majority of seats in parliamentary elections last week
  • Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc – made up of Kulanu, the Union of Right-wing Parties, Yisrael Beitenu and the ultra-Orthodox Shas and United Torah Judaism – now commands a 65-55 majority in the 120-seat parliament
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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (R) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the President's residence in Jerusalem. Photo: Xinhua
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