Israel: The first green light for the dissolution of parliament


Israeli MPs on Wednesday, in a preliminary reading, approved the dissolution of parliament and the holding of new elections, two days after Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett was ousted.

Israeli Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett.

Israeli Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett.


A series of bills to dissolve parliament (parliament) were approved by a majority of lawmakers on Wednesday 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, Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid made the announcement Their aim is to dissolve parliament After “completing all efforts to stabilize” their coalition, it will lead to a fifth election in four years. According to local media, it could be held in late October or early November.

MM Bennett and Lapit came together June 2021 A unique alliance in the history of Israel Uniting the parties of the right, center, left and for the first time in the Arab world to put an end to the twelve years of uninterrupted rule of Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of the right-wing Likud party. Their agreement provided a cycle between the two in the leadership of the government, and if dissolved Mr. Mr. Bennett. Lobid changed. 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 gather a majority of 61 delegates by mobilizing dissenting representatives in Naftali Bennett’s Yamina Party or members of the coalition, such as the formation of Justice Minister Gideon Sarin. With this majority, an alternative coalition could avoid the election by claiming to form a new government.

“There has always been an option 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.

The Bennett coalition has suffered several setbacks in recent weeks, and to weaken it further, opposition parties put a stop to it on June 6 by garnering a majority vote against the bill, which aims to extend Israeli law to more than 475,000 people. Israeli settlers living in the occupied West Bank. The law must be renewed by June 30, otherwise the settlers in the West Bank – the occupied Palestinian territory since 1967 – will lose their legal protection under Israeli law. However, if the room is dissolved, this rule is automatically extended.


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