On Monday, Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett announced his intention to dissolve parliament, sparking new elections.
The Israeli delegation, in a preliminary reading on Wednesday, approved the dissolution of parliament and the holding of new elections. Led by a weak and Modi-led coalition, Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett was ousted on Monday.
A series of bills to dissolve Parliament (Parliament) were passed by a majority of Members of Parliament at first reading. A final text combining these bills should now be reviewed by the panel and subjected to multiple readings in the full session.
On Monday, Naftali Bennett and his diplomatic leader, Yair Lapid, announced their intention to dissolve parliament after “completing all efforts to stabilize their coalition.” This decision will lead to a fifth election in four years. According to local media, it could be held in late October or early November.
In June 2021, the two men forged a unique alliance in Israeli history to end their twelve-year rule. Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the right-wing Likud party.
Their agreement provided a turning point between the two as head of government, replacing Yaïr Lapid in the event of the dissolution of Naphtali Bennett. If the bill to dissolve the Knesset is passed, Yair Lapid will be Israel’s new prime minister until a new government is formed.
Until the dissolution takes effect, the opposition may try to muster a majority of 61 delegates by mobilizing dissenting representatives in Naphtali Bennett’s Yamina Party or coalition members from the right, such as the formation of Justice Minister Gideon Sar.
With this majority, an alternative coalition can claim the right to form a new government and avoid elections. “There has always been a desire for an alternative government led by Netanyahu,” Likud legislator Miri Regev told Military Radio on Wednesday. But according to a number of opinion polls released on Monday, no constituency has been able to mobilize 61 delegates, which is the gateway to form a cabinet.
Naphtali Bennett’s coalition has suffered several setbacks in recent weeks. To further weaken it, the opposition blocked a majority vote on June 6 against a bill aimed at applying Israeli law to the more than 475,000 Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank.
The law must be renewed by June 30, otherwise immigrants to the West Bank will lose their legal protection under Israeli law. If the Knesset is dissolved, this law will automatically be extended.