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