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Bennett likely to be next Israeli PM

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June 3, 2021

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Bennett likely to be next Israeli PM

Head of the right-wing Yamina party, Naftali Bennet (Photo: EPA)

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JERUSALEM: Israeli opposition parties have struck a deal to form a new government that would end Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year tenure as prime minister.

Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party, announced an eight-faction coalition had been formed.

Under a rotation arrangement, the head of the right-wing Yamina party, Naftali Bennett, would serve as prime minister first before handing over to Lapid.

However, there still needs to be a parliamentary vote before the government is sworn in.

(With inputs from BBC)

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