Ending the long time reign of Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israel’s Parliament approved a new coalition government led by Naftali Bennett by a single-vote margin on Sunday (13).
The dominant politician of the past generation lost his reign when the Israel Parliament gave its vote of confidence to a risky coalition formed by all forces of anti-Netanyahu.
The Parliament approved the new government by just a single vote while Netanyahu got 59 and Bennett received 60. Immediately after the announcement of his election without much surprise Bennett exchanged a handshake with Netanyahu before walking to the rostrum to take the oath of office as Prime Minister.
The collision is an eight-party alliance ranging from secular to religious and left to right among which the bond is little but with a strong desire to oust Netanyahu from the administration.
Benjamin Netanyahu is the longest serving leader in the history of Israel.
In a speech made before the confidence vote, Bennett stated.
“We stopped the train before the abyss. “The time has come for different leaders, from all parts of the people, to stop this madness.”
Netanyahu, 71, had served as the Prime Minister for a total of 15 years, including the last 12 years uninterrupted.
Even though Netanyahu is out of government, he remains a challenging force who will likely try to drive wedges between the coalition parties. He will remain in the Parliament as the leader of the opposition.
The new government proposes to set aside some of the toughest issues and focus on rebuilding the economy.
Netanyahu had grown more aligned with Republicans and was embraced by former President Donald J. Trump and Bennett’s relations with President Biden are more important.
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