Lapid will take over as next prime minister in Israel election

Lapid will take over as next prime minister in Israel election

Lapid will take over as next prime minister in Israel election

Lapid will take over as next prime minister in Israel election

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  • Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s inability to stem the mounting pressure on his precarious ruling coalition
  • Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, who was Bennett’s coalition partner in the odd alliance of opponents that toppled previous Prime Minister 
  • Until new elections can be held, Lapid, a former journalist who leads the coalition’s largest party, will act as acting prime minister.
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Following Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s inability to stem the mounting pressure on his precarious ruling coalition, Israeli legislators will vote next week to dissolve the house, paving the way for the country’s sixth election in three years.

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, who was Bennett’s coalition partner in the odd alliance of opponents that toppled previous Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s record 12-year tenure 12 months ago, will take Bennett’s place.

Until new elections can be held, Lapid, a former journalist who leads the coalition’s largest party, will act as acting prime minister.

In a broadcast remark, Bennett stated, “We are standing before you tonight in a moment that is not easy, but with the understanding we took the correct decision for Israel.”

Lapid will become premier following a vote in parliament the following week, according to Bennett’s spokesperson.

The action was taken just a few weeks before of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s anticipated visit, which the administration had hoped would strengthen regional security relations against Israel’s longtime foe Iran.

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However, as its slim majority was reduced by defections, the eight-party coalition—which included hard-right, liberal, and Arab parties—had begun to experience mounting tensions. These parties had sharp disagreements on issues ranging from religion to the Palestinian conflict.

“The government, in my opinion, performed excellent work during the past 12 months. It’s unfortunate that the nation must be forced into elections, “added coalition’s centrist party leader and defence minister Benny Gantz.

“But we will continue to function as a temporary government as much as possible,” he said.

Although a date for the unexpected parliamentary election was not made public, Israeli media claimed that it will probably happen in October.

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