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Israel Lawmakers to Vote Sunday on Government to Oust Netanyahu

  • Coalition includes parties from across Israeli spectrum
  • Wrangling raised concerns of increased political violence
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Israel’s parliament will vote Sunday on whether to approve a new coalition government and unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the country’s the longest-serving leader.

The ballot will take place in a special session, according to a statement from Yariv Levin, speaker of parliament. Under a deal agreed by coalition parties, Jewish nationalist Naftali Bennett would become prime minister until August 2023, after which the centrist former Finance Minister Yair Lapid would take over for the remainder of the government’s tenure.