Netanyahu Out As New Israeli Government Approved

Netanyahu Out As New Israeli Government Approved

Benjamin Netanyahu has lost his 12-year hold on power in Israel after its parliament voted in a new coalition government.

Raghavan Mayur
Raghavan Mayur
  • Right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett has been sworn in as prime minister, leading a "government of change." He will lead an unprecedented coalition of parties which was approved with a razor-thin majority of 60-59.
  • Mr. Bennett will be prime minister until September 2023 as part of a power-sharing deal.
  • He will then hand power over to Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid, for a further two years.
  • Mr. Netanyahu - Israel's longest-serving leader who has dominated its political landscape for years - will remain head of the right-wing Likud party and become the leader of the opposition.
  • Opposition to Mr. Netanyahu staying in power had grown, not just among the left and center but also among right-wing parties that are ordinarily ideologically aligned to Likud, including Yamina.

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