Israeli parliament votes to dissolve itself and hold new elections

30 June 2022, 16:17 | Peace
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The Israeli Parliament (Knesset) on Thursday, June 30, approved the law on self-dissolution and holding snap elections. It is reported by The Jerusalem Post.

New elections will take place on November 1, 2022. Before the election, the position and. Prime Minister to be occupied by Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid.

The vote on self-dissolution and holding new elections was supposed to take place on Wednesday, June 29, but it was postponed to the next day due to the position of some deputies. In particular, they insisted on holding a vote on a number of proposals for self-dissolution.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced their intention to dissolve parliament last week.. The Knesset then approved the self-dissolution bill in a preliminary reading by a majority of votes..

It is reported that several parties submitted their own versions of the bill on the self-dissolution of parliament for consideration, and the deputies supported all these bills by a majority of votes..

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The bills will be submitted to the committee of the House of Representatives of Parliament to prepare for the next vote..

It is noted that the bill developed by the Likud party, whose leader is former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, received the largest number of votes.. The bill received 111 votes out of 120.

The Likud party is now in opposition to the current coalition. MPs from Netanyahu's party, according to media reports, called the election day a "

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