Netanyahu set for go-ahead to form Israel's next government

March 25, 2015 12:48 PM

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Netanyahu set for go-ahead to form Israel's next government

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, grappling with fierce White House disapproval, was poised to win the nod from Israel's president on Wednesday to try to form a new coalition government.

The surprise victor of a March 17 election, Netanyahu looks well set to assemble a heavily right-leaning cabinet that will control 67 of parliament's 120 seats -- a large majority in a country where no one party has ever been able to rule by itself.

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