Is­rael heads to elec­tions af­ter Ne­tanyahu fails to form gov­ern­ment

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - INTERNATIO­NAL -

TEL AVIV (DPA), 30 MAY, 2019- Is­raeli law­mak­ers voted in favour of dis­solv­ing par­lia­ment late Wed­nes­day fol­low­ing Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu’s fail­ure to form a coali­tion gov­ern­ment, forc­ing the coun­try to hold its sec­ond gen­eral elec­tion in less than six months.

The vote passed with 74 mem­bers of the 120-seat Knes­set vot­ing in favour, 45 against and one ab­sent.

The date set for the next elec­tion is Septem­ber 17, mark­ing an un­prece­dented sit­u­a­tion of a sec­ond gen­eral elec­tion in one year and the dis­so­lu­tion of par­lia­ment just a month af­ter it was sworn in.

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