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Handover ceremony to take place this afternoon, but Lapid to officially become PM only at midnight

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (left), the incoming interim prime minister, and outgoing premier Naftali Bennett (right) sit in the Knesset during voting to dissolve parliament for new elections, on June 30, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (left), the incoming interim prime minister, and outgoing premier Naftali Bennett (right) sit in the Knesset during voting to dissolve parliament for new elections, on June 30, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Outgoing premier Naftali Bennett and incoming interim prime minister Yair Lapid will hold a small handover ceremony at the Prime Minister’s Office this afternoon, according to Hebrew-language media reports.

However, Lapid will only officially enter the role at midnight tonight.

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