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With 92-0 vote, MKs dissolve parliament and head for new elections, ending Bennett’s year-old government

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, the incoming interim prime minister, sits in the Knesset, during voting to dissolve parliament for new elections, on June 30, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, the incoming interim prime minister, sits in the Knesset, during voting to dissolve parliament for new elections, on June 30, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Lawmakers finally complete voting on the final readings of the bill to dissolve parliament and head for new elections, the fifth within three and a half years.

The dissolution legislation passes 92-0.

Israel will head to the polls on November 1, with Yair Lapid entering the role of interim prime minister tonight at midnight. Lapid will hold the post through the elections and until a new coalition is formed.

Naftali Bennett will serve as alternate prime minister. He announced yesterday that he will not run in the coming elections.

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