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Israel PM Netanyahu poised to lose power to new government

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June 13, 2021

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Israel PM Netanyahu poised to lose power to new government

Benjamin Netanyahu (C) has held power for longer than any other Israeli leader. (File Photo: EPA)

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JERUSALEM: Israel’s parliament is likely to approve the formation of a new government, ending 12 years of rule by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, BBC has reported.

The prospective government – an unprecedented coalition of parties – has a razor-thin majority of one seat, it said.

This would end more than two years of political paralysis in which three elections resulted in a stalemate, according to BBC.

Right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett is likely to become Prime Minister in a power-sharing deal.

Under the coalition agreement, Bennett, who heads the Yamina party, will hold office until September 2023, when he will hand over to Yair Lapid, leader of Yesh Atid, for a further two years, the report said.

(With inputs from BBC)

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