President Rivlin received special permission from the Central Elections Committee Chairman to begin consultations with the delegations of the lists elected to Knesset prior to the official certified results that will be released on Wednesday. The Jewish Holiday of Passover starts Friday night.

Five lists arrived at the President’s Residence today for “Day 1”. Six will arrive tomorrow for “Day 2”.

Netanyahu was nominated by Likud, Shas & UTJ for a combined 51 nominations. Gantz was nominated by Blue & White. Hadash-Taal chose not to nominate anyone.

Going into Day 2 tomorrow – the interim results are Netanyahu 51, Gantz 35 and neither 6.