Parliament dissolved in Israel, elections in November

Tel Aviv, Parliament in Israel has been dissolved. A special bill has been passed, paving the way for new elections. All the parties have supported the new election. New elections will be held on November 1. This will be the fifth election in three years between 2019 and 2022. Yer Lapid, who was number two in the Naftali Bennett government, has been given the responsibility of the caretaker government.

A few days ago it was believed that former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could become Prime Minister again by gathering support. However, later he also decided that it would be better to hold fresh elections. According to a report in the Times of Israel, Bennett lost power because he did not know how to run a coalition like Netanyahu. Bennett’s government fell at a time when Iran has threatened Israel with dire consequences.

Yer Lapid, now foreign minister in the Bennett government, would become the caretaker prime minister, but he would not have the powers of an elected prime minister. According to Israeli media reports, the elections could be held from October 25 to November 1 this year. It is believed that the party of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can return to power. However, the chances of it getting a clear majority on its own are slim.

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