Israel’s centrist Blue and White Party leader said Wednesday he failed to form a new government.
Benny Gantz informed Israeli President Reuven Rivlin of his failure hours before a deadline to form a coalition.
Rivlin is expected to ask parliament to find a candidate to get the support of 61 Knesset members to form the government in 21 days. If any lawmaker cannot command a majority, Israel will go to snap elections.
Earlier Wednesday, right-wing Yisrael Beytenu leader, Avigdor Lieberman, said the country was on track for an unprecedented third election in 12 months.
Lieberman blamed Prime Minister Benjamin