Because in the wake of the elections and under Israeli rules, the winner of the elections had only until December 11 to build his government. However, he had requested an extension of 14 days, the maximum provided by law. President Isaac Herzog had nevertheless granted him only ten additional days.
Winner with his allies of the legislative elections of November 1, Benjamin Netanyahu therefore had only a few hours left. It was finally late in the evening that he was able to inform the president that he had “successful” to form the next government – the most right-wing in the country’s history – thus succeeding outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid. “Dear President, thanks to the huge public support we received during the last elections, I inform you that I was able to form a government that will act in the interest of all citizens of Israel,” does he have then added in a press release.