Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu for forming govt for 5th time
- Israels 35th government was sworn in at the Knesset (Parliament), bringing an end to a 508-day political impasse.
- The Knesset voted 73-46 in favour of the new coalition government agreed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his former rival, Benny Gantz, reports The Times of Israel.
- Netanyahu was sworn in as Prime Minister and will head the government for the fifth term of his political career.
- Gantz, also the Chairman of the Blue and White Party, was sworn in as “alternate Prime Minister and future Prime Minister” as well as Defence Minister.
- Netanyahu, Israel”s longest-serving leader who was first elected as Prime Minister in 1996 and has served three consecutive terms since 2009, promised to hand over the premiership to Gantz on November 17, 2021.
- In addition to Netanyahu and Gantz, 32 ministers were sworn in, including the first female ultra-Orthodox Minister, Omer Yankelevich (Diaspora affairs), and the first Ethiopia-born Minister, Pnina Tamano-Shata (immigration and absorption), in Israel”s history, said The Times of Israel report.
- Capital – Jerusalem
- Currency– New shekel
- President– Reuven Rivlin
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