Israeli lawmakers will vote next week to dissolve parliament, opening the way for the country’s fifth election in three years, after Prime Minister Naftali Bennett could not contain the rising pressure on his fragile ruling coalition. Reiters reports that Bennett will step aside, and is to be replaced by Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, his partner in the unlikely coalition of opposites that ended former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s record 12-year rule 12 months ago. Lapid, a former journalist who heads the largest party in the coalition, will serve as interim prime minister until new elections can be held.
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