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Israel opposition parties agree to form new unity government

There still needs to be a parliamentary vote before the government is sworn in.

Israel opposition parties agree to form new unity government

Israel opposition parties agree to form new unity government photo credit: BBC

Israeli opposition parties have reached an agreement to form a new government that would end Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year tenure as prime minister.

Eight-faction coalition

Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party, announced an eight-faction coalition had been formed. Under a rotation agreement, the head of the right-wing Yamina party, Naftali Bennett, would serve as prime minster first before handing over to Mr. Lapid.

There still needs to be a parliamentary vote before the government is sworn in.

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