In the previous election he gave Netanyahu the task of forming the government over Tzipi Livni who had won the election. Citing it is his prerogative to chose who to form a government. Now the polls clearly show that the people would like Yair Lapid to form the next government. In Israel the president is elected by the Knesset, not the people. This should be changed. Peres who should only be a figure head for Israel, has turned the position of president of Israel into a post more akin to a king maker. Also it's about time we had a woman as president of Israel.
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from the article: Peres grants Netanyahu two more weeks to form Israel's next government