Elections will be held in Israel for the fifth time in three and a half years, a chance for Netanyahu to start a new inning and return to power
After deepening the political crisis in Israel, the ambitious government has collapsed and elections are about to be held there once again. The reason for the departure of this government is the union of eight opposite ideological parties who came together only to remove former PM Benjamin Netanyahu from power. Now Israel will have to hold its fifth election in three and a half years.
Benjamin Netanyahu gets a lifeline
Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu has got a big chance to return to power due to the departure of this government. Netanyahu is currently facing trial on corruption charges. Yair Lapid, the current foreign minister and leader of Israel's second-largest party, Yesh Atid, will become interim prime minister and lead the country until next October or November when elections are held.
Last time also Netanyahu's party got the most votes
In the previous elections, Netanyahu's Likud party won the most votes, but Netanyahu failed to bring together the 61 seats needed to form a government. Hence the mandate was given to Yair Lapid. To everyone's surprise, Lapid decided to form an eight-party coalition government, originally designed to oust Netanyahu from power.