Israel parliament dissolves itself, sets Nov 1 election


Israeli lawmakers dissolve parliament, forcing the country’s fifth election in less than four years. – EPA pic, June 30, 2022.

ISRAELI lawmakers dissolved parliament today, forcing the country’s fifth election in less than four years, with Foreign Minister Yair Lapid set to take over as caretaker prime minister at midnight.

The final dissolution bill, which passed with 92 votes in favour none against, ends the year-long tenure of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who led an eight-party coalition that was backed by an Arab party, a first in Israeli history.


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