With MK Benny Gantz’s deadline to form a government looming, President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday called on the Blue and White and Likud parties to put their differences aside and form a government to avoid a third round of elections in less than a year.
“Enough! We do not need another round of elections,” Rivin said during a visit to the southern city of Netivot, which was targeted by recent rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.
“I call on both Likud and Blue and White to come to their senses and understand the nation doesn’t want further elections,” Rivlin said. “I call on both Likud and Blue and White to get a grip and understand that the people do not want more elections. They have had enough of elections. You are the representatives of the sovereign, but never forget – the people is the sovereign.”
“You have problems? There are personal problems? They are solvable,” Rivlin continued. The country’s leaders, he said, “need to understand that the country’s citizens come before everything.”