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The workplace of Israel’s president says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been provided the complicated process of forming a new government.

Wednesday’s selection came right after President Reuven Rivlin’s attempts to broker a unity government in between Netanyahu and his chief rival, Benny Gantz, failed.

Rivlin and Netanyahu have been to give statements later Wednesday.

Netanyahu faces an uphill struggle. Soon after a tight election, his Likud celebration, along with smaller sized allied parties, controls 55 seats, quick of the necessary 61-seat majority in parliament.

His former ally, the Yisrael Beitenu celebration, refuses to sit in a government with Netanyahu’s ultra-religious partners. And dovish opposition parties are unlikely to back Netanyahu.

He now has up to six weeks to kind a coalition. If he fails, Gantz will most likely be provided a opportunity.