(CNN)The Israeli parliament, Knesset, resolved to dissolve on Thursday, causing a new election.
On Friday, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will officially become Prime Minister of Caretaker, subject to the terms of the coalition agreement signed between Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Prime Minister Rapid last year. Former journalist and star TV anchor Rapid is the caretaker's prime minister, so no formal oath ceremony will take place.
Thursday's 92-0 vote finally concludes the slow motion that puts an end to Benjamin's execution as Prime Minister, one of the shortest terms in Israeli history. It gives Benjamin Netanyahu a potential path to a return to power.
At the end of the vote, Rapid and Bennett wrapped their arms around each other, hugged each other and changed seats, allowing Rapid to sit in the position of prime minister.
Bennett accidentally took Rapid's cell phone as they left the Knesset floor. "My brother," said Rapid, "you brought my phone." Bennett replied, "My brother, you took on my job."
A new election will be held on November 1st, with a fifth vote for the Israelites in less than four years. Recent polls show that former Prime Minister Netanyahu's Likud party is on track to win the most seats, but his right-wing block wins a majority of parliament and forms the ruling government. Does not necessarily indicate that you have enough seats for.
Speaking on the parliamentary floor before the dissolution vote, Netanyahu vowed to return to power.
"We are the only option. We are a strong national government, stable and responsible. We are a government that returns national honor to the people of Israel," Netanyahu said.
On the eve of the dissolution, Bennett announced that he had withdrawn from politics and would not run for reelection.
"I have been a loyal soldier in this country and have served as a soldier, officer, minister, and prime minister for a lifetime. Israel is the love of my life. Serving her is me. Fate of "." "It's time to retreat a bit. Look at things from the outside."
The coalition government has been wobbling for weeks. But it was surprising last week that Bennett and Rapid announced that they would like to dissolve their government and give power to Rapid.
"In the last few weeks we have done everything we can to save this government. In our eyes, the continuation of its existence was in the national interest," Bennett said earlier this month. Said alongside Rapid.
"Believe us, we saw under all the rocks. We didn't do this for ourselves, but for our beautiful country, Israel For the citizens of Israel, "Bennet added.
The Benjamin Netanyahu administration took office last June, ending Netanyahu's Premier League, which has lasted more than 12 years.
A coalition of eight or more parties spread throughout the political spectrum, including the first Arab party led by Mansour Abbas.
Netanyahu, whose corruption trials have already begun in May 2020, unite with the desire to prevent them from staying in power, and heterogeneous coalition partners put their substantive differences on one side. Agreed to.
Recorded significant domestic and diplomatic achievements, but it was the domestic affairs that ultimately disrupted the coalition.
In recent weeks, many coalition members have resigned or threatened to resign, with a majority of parliament leaving the government without passing legislation.
A political impasse came to mind earlier this month when the Knesset vote failed to support the application of Israeli criminal and civil law to Israelis on the west bank of the occupied Jordan.
Above all, this rule, which is updated every five years, gives Israeli settlers in the Palestinian Territory the same legal treatment as within the Israeli border and is a creed of rights. Members of the wing of the coalition, including Prime Minister Bennett.
However, two members of the coalition refused to support the bill. That is, the bill was not passed.
Because the parliament was dissolved before the law expired on July 1, regulations will be maintained until a new government is formed, and voting will be held again when the new government is inaugurated.