Benny Gantz

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Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz asked to form government

Israel’s president has asked former military commander Benny Gantz to form a governing coalition, presenting a serious challenge to caretaker prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim to the premiership. 

Mr Gantz, who has faced off against Mr Netanyahu in three elections since April 2019, appears to have brought together an unlikely grouping of rival politicians who have set aside deep ideological divisions to try to topple the veteran Mr Netanyahu. 

Source: Financial Times