A major political crisis has erupted in Israel. The coalition government led by Naphtali Bennett has collapsed. Meanwhile, the country will hold its fifth general election in less than four years. Elections could be held by the end of October. According to an agreement with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is expected to assume power in the coming days.
On Monday, Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid acknowledged that the government had been broken. The possibility of a breakup of the ruling coalition in Israel has been mooted for weeks. In a joint statement, Bennett and Lapid said their alliance had broken.
The Bennett government was already in the minority and had only one seat more than the opposition. 60 MPs voted in favor of the Bennett government, while 59 voted against it. Now Yair Lapid has also decided to leave the lead. In two years, four governments in Israel were in the minority, and elections were held.
Will former Prime Minister Netanyahu return?
Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may form a government again, the Times of Israel claims. For that, they will have to arrange only two seats. Former Prime Minister and current Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to return to power.