IT’S OFFICIAL: Israel Knesset has Dissolved, Another Round of Elections


Israel’s parliament has voted to dissolve itself, officially sparking the country’s fifth election in less than four years.

Yair Lapid, currently foreign minister, will take control of the Knesset from Naftali Bennett – Israel’s shortest-serving prime minister – from just after midnight on Friday. Lapid will hold the post through the elections and until a new coalition is formed.

The motion to dissolve the Knesset passed with 92 in favor and none opposed, after days of disputes over a new election date. Israel will choose its new leader when the vote is held on November 1st.

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