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After 12 years in office, Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been deposed.
The country’s parliament voted on Sunday for a new coalition government to be led by Naftali Bennett, the leader of the right-wing party Yamina.
It required a rotating agreement and a coalition of left-wing, centrist, and right-wing parties to put Netanyahu’s tenure to an end.
Bennett was sworn in as prime minister and will lead an eight-party coalition following a 60-59 vote.
As part of the coalition deal, Bennett will be the prime minister until 2023 and Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid, will take charge for another two years.
Netanyahu is the longest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history with a record of five terms.
He was first elected as prime minister from 1996 to 1999, then continuously from 2009 to 2021.
In April 2019, Netanyahu failed to win enough support to form a new government, while the subsequent elections that followed ended inconclusively.
The new coalition government may be the end of the political instability in the country after four inconclusive elections in two years.