Israeli parliament to swear in new government
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to present his new centre-right government to parliament Monday, dpa reported.
The coalition of Netanyahu's nationalist Likud-Beiteinu alliance, the pro-settler Jewish Home, the centrist Yesh Atid - which advocates socio-economic reforms - and another centrist party of former foreign minister Tzipi Livni, has a majority of 68 mandates in the 120-seat Knesset.
The swearing-in session was scheduled to start at 3 pm (1300 GMT).
It came two days before US President Barack Obama's first visit to Israel and the Palestinian areas since taking office.
The Likud-Beiteinu alliance won January 22 general elections, handing Netanyahu another term as premier, but it emerged weakened with a smaller number of seats.