Netanyahu fails to form new gov't by deadline
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
JERUSALEM, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a new government by the midnight Tuesday deadline and returned the mandate he received from President Reuven Rivlin on April 6.
"Shortly before midnight, Netanyahu informed the President's House that he had not been able to form a government and therefore he was returning the mandate to the president," said a statement issued by the President's House.
In the March 23 election, the right-wing Likud party led by ...