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A new election will be held after the dissolution of Israel's coalition

It was announced Monday by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's office that his weakened coalition would be disbanded and new elections will take place.

Israel expects to hold its fifth election in three years in October or November. There is also a possibility that longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is now the opposition leader, will return to power following the election.

With defections leaving the coalition without a majority for over two months, Bennett has been unable to keep his coalition of eight parties together since taking office one year ago.

Bennett and his main coalition partner, Yair Lapid, decided to present a vote to dissolve parliament in the coming days, Bennett’s office said. Lapid is then to serve as caretaker prime minister.

20 June 2022

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