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Israel's new government confirmed: What you need to know

Picture Courtesy: NBC, The Jerusalem Post
  • Today Israel’s opposition parties reached an agreement to form the government, ending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year reign.

  • Leader of Yesh Atid party, Yair Lapid, announced that a coalition has been formed.

  • As per the agreement, the leader of the Yamina party, Naftali Bennett, would be serving as the Prime Minister of Israel initially and then will hand over the reign to Yair Lapid on 27 August 2023.

  • According to a picture in Israeli media, Mr. Lapid, Mr. Bennett, and Arab Islamist Raam party leader, Mansour Abbas signed the deal.

  • A parliamentary vote is required before the government is swooned in. If the parliament fails to give a majority vote, Israel will likely have the fifth election in two years.

  • Mr. Lapid said in a statement, "I pledge that this government will work in the service of all Israeli citizens, those who voted for it and those who did not.”

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