ISLAMABAD, June 21 (Alliance News): This is the fifth time in three years that elections have been held in Israel, where lawmakers will vote to dissolve parliament and Naftali Bennett will be replaced by Yair Lipid as the new prime minister.
According to foreign media, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will resign from his post, whose partners are part of a coalition that ended a record 12-year rule of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a year ago.
The new prime minister-designate is a former journalist and leader of the largest coalition party and will serve as acting prime minister until the next election.
The official said a vote would be held in the Israeli parliament next week, after which Yair Lipid would take over the PM’s job.
Coalition leader and defense minister Benny Gantz said in a statement that “I think the government has done a very good job in the last one year. It is a shame that the country will go to the polls.”
“We will continue to do our job as a caretaker government as much as possible,” he said.
The change of government in Israel is taking place at a time when US President Joe Biden is due to visit in a few weeks, with the aim of improving security relations in the region against Iran, Israel’s worst opponent.
Most of the key members of the hardline right-wing, liberal and Arab parties’ eight-party alliance were in danger of leaving the alliance, leaving the government without a majority.
As pressure mounts on the Israeli government in recent days, former Special Forces commando and billionaire Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who entered politics in 2013, said the government had improved economic growth, reduced unemployment and for the first time in 14 years. Reduced deficit times.
Despite his claims, the Israeli prime minister failed to maintain unity and decided to resign before Netanyahu’s party moved a motion to dissolve parliament.
Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing trial on corruption charges, has insisted he will form a government again and has been criticizing Naftali Bennett.
Addressing his former close ally, he said his government was proving to be the worst in history.