Israel parliamentary elections has ended a 12 year run era of Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister and elect Naftali Bennett an opposition as the new Prime Minister.
This was carried out in a thin 60-59 vote of no confidence in a coalition of left-wing,centrist,right wing and Arab parties to unseat Netanyahu after the country has had four inconclusive elections in two years.
The new prime minister Bennett in his sworn in speech vowed to unite the Nation and also acknowledged the lengthy and achievements-filled service of his predecessor Netanyahu.
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According to Reuters, there is a coalition deal at the high-tech millionaire Bennett’s victory which states that he will be replaced in 2023 by Yair Lapid, a popular former television host.
Meanwhile, Netanyahu has vowed to come back to the seat sooner than expected.
. “If we are destined to go into the opposition, we will do so with our heads held high until we can topple it,” he said.
It was gathered that there was interruption from Netanyahu’s loyalist who shouted liar and shame in the parliament, although little love has been lost as Bennett was once a Chief of Staff to Netanyahu.
Bennett, the new Prime Minister has received congratulatory messages from countries in the world. President of the United States while congratulating him vowed to strengthening the “close and enduring” relationship between the two countries.