25th Knesset’s first 2 no-confidence motions struck down by lawmakers

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

The opposition’s first two no-confidence motions against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government are defeated in the Knesset.

A motion filed by Yesh Atid is defeated 61 to 50, and a second motion brought by the National Unity party also fails 61 to 50.

Although generally symbolic in nature, a successful no-confidence motion would swap the current government with a new one. No-confidence motions garnered an unusual level of attention in the past Knesset, once the last coalition lost its 61-strong majority. Ultimately, the last government decided to dismantle itself.

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