İrem GÖL -TDO- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival Benny Gantz are having difficulties in reaching an agreement to form the government. They have missed the deadline and announced that they will continue the negotiations on Thursday. Due to the political deadlock, last year Israel held three inconclusive elections. The situation seems like there may be a forth one, if the leaders fail to form a government together.
If there is no deal, the parliament will elect one candidate to form a government in the following 21 days. In this period, any member of parliament who can secure 61 signatories can form a coalition. If the parliament fails to pick a leader for the government, this would automatically dissolve the parliament and would push the country for new elections. Even though Netanyahu and Gantz missed the deadline, technically, the negotiations can continue until the parliament is formally dissolved.