Israeli PM announces dissolution of Knesset

Israeli PM announces dissolution of Knesset

Israeli Knesset/Illustrative photo from public sources

The Israeli government is preparing a bill to dissolve the parliament (Knesset). The current prime minister, Naftali Bennett, will step down from his duties, reports & nbsp; The Times of Israel.

Today, Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid issued a joint statement on drafting a bill to dissolve the Knesset voluntarily. The coalition will present the document next week.

Following the dissolution of the Knesset, it will be Lapid who will become interim prime minister until the new government is sworn in. Parliamentary elections are expected to be held at the end of October.

“In recent weeks, we have done everything possible to save this government for the good of the country. I had a lot of talks and realized that if the Knesset does not dissolve within 10 days, Israel's security will be seriously damaged,” – said Bennett.

The decision was made against the backdrop of the fact that at the end of June the provisional laws regarding Israeli law in Judea and Samaria expire. The opposition refuses to support their extension.

BAGNET notes that the Bennett government in coalition with Lapid lasted more than a year, it replaced the cabinet of ministers of Benjamin Netanyahu, whose rule lasted continuously for 12 years. Prior to this, several parliamentary elections had been held in the country in recent years, as political forces could not enlist sufficient support for a strong government.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga