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  Israel Heads for 5th Election in 3 Years After Government Collapses, Officials Say
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Jun 20, 2022 12:41pm
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AuthorPatrick Kingsley
News DateMonday, June 20, 2022 05:50:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionJERUSALEM — Israel’s governing coalition will vote to dissolve Parliament within the next week, bringing down the government and sending the country to a fifth election in three years, the prime minister’s office and two coalition officials said on Monday.

The decision throws a political lifeline to Benjamin Netanyahu, the former prime minister who left office last June upon the formation of the current government, and whose party is currently leading in the polls.

It follows weeks of paralysis caused by the defection of two right-wing government lawmakers and frequent rebellions by three others, removing the coalition’s majority in Parliament and making it hard to govern.
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