President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday transferred the task of forming a governing coalition to the Knesset, after Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud failed to reach an agreement for a unity government before Gantz's mandate expired. This kicked off a 21-day period in which any lawmaker who can secure 61 signatories from the parliament can try to form a coalition. Should no one succeed, the Knesset will dissolve and Israel will head to its fourth national election since April, 2019

KAN's Mark Weiss asked Dr. Shany Mor, a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute, how unusual is it that the mandate be handed to the Knesset.