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Israel’s new government explained

If the eight-faction change government succeeds in getting sworn in, this is how it will look like.
This combination of pictures shows (L to R) Yair Lapid of the Yesh Atid party speaking during an interview in Jerusalem on March 7, 2021; Naftali Bennett of the Yamina party speaking to reporters at a conference in Jerusalem on March 15, 2021; and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud party speaking during a ceremony marking Yom HaZikaron, Israel's Memorial Day, in Jerusalem on April 13, 2021.

Opposition chair and leader of Yesh Atid Yair Lapid notified last night, June 2, President Reuven Rivlin that he had succeeded in assembling majority support for establishing a new government. In other words, his party managed to sign, at the very last moment before his deadline expired, coalition agreements with parties representing a Knesset majority. Lapid must now preserve this majority support until the swearing in of the new government, expected in about a week, making sure no "defectors" impend on his 61 Knesset-member majority.


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