On Wednesday, Hebrew media reported that the Israeli entity's chairman, Raufin Rivlin, will meet today with Yesh Atid's chairman, Yair LaPid, and the head of the party, Naftali Bennett, he will also hold consultations with party leaders later today regarding the new mandate for the formation of the Government.
These meetings followed Netanyahu's failure to form a government. Tonight, he reassigned Rivlin's letter of assignment following this failure.
It should be noted that Netanyahu did not ask Rivlin to extend the time period for completing this task. The law gives Rivlin the power to extend the period by an additional 14 days, since Netanyahu believes that the most likely scenario is to proceed to a fifth election.
With the legal deadline (28 days) that Netanyahu had failed to conclude agreements with the parties to form a government coalition, Rivlin is likely to transfer the mandate to Lydia, or hold a new round of consultations with the parties to obtain their recommendations for a candidate forming the Government.
Observers expected Rivlin to be assigned to LaPid, although there was talk of understandings to form an alternative government, with Bennett as the first to rotate as head of government with LaPid.