Israel heads for new elections as the coalition dissolves parliament

TEL AVIV—Israel’s Prime Minister, Naftali Bennettsaid Monday he would dissolve parliament and call the country’s fifth election in three years, marking the end of the most diverse ruling coalition in Israel’s history.

Mr. Bennett said Secretary of State Jair Lapid, a former newsreader-turned-centrist politician, would lead the country through the transition period that could last several months. The two leaders, from opposite ends of the Israeli political spectrum, joined forces last year to overthrow then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The prospect of new elections gives Mr Netanyahu, the country’s longest-serving prime minister, a fresh chance to regain power.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/israel-headed-for-new-elections-as-coalition-moves-to-dissolve-parliament-11655741947 Israel heads for new elections as the coalition dissolves parliament

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