Israel's new PM Naftali Bennett promises to unite nation

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14th June, 2021 02:45:36 PM printer

Israel's new PM Naftali Bennett promises to unite nation

 

Israel's new Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, has promised to unite a nation frayed by years of political stalemate.

He said his government would "work for the sake of all the people", adding that the priorities would be reforms in education, health and cutting red tape.

The right-wing nationalist will lead an unprecedented coalition of parties that won a confidence vote by a razor-thin margin of just one seat on Sunday.

He succeeds Benjamin Netanyahu, who was forced out of office after 12 years.

Mr Bennett, the leader of Yamina party, will be prime minister until September 2023 as part of a power-sharing deal.

He will then hand power over to Yair Lapid, head of the centrist Yesh Atid party, for a further two years.

(BBC)

 


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