Israel to Hold Unprecedented Third Election in a Year After Knesset Dissolves

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Israel to Hold Unprecedented Third Election in a Year After Knesset Dissolves

Following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz’s failure to form a government, Israeli lawmakers vote to hold third election on March 2, 2020

Campaign posters for Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Benny Gantz (R), Jerusalem, June 24, 2019Campaign posters for Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Benny Gantz (R), Jerusalem, June 24, 2019Emil Salman

Israelis are headed for a third election in one year after the Knesset dissolved itself on Wednesday following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz’s failure to form a governing coalition.

Israeli lawmakers passed overnight a bill to hold the third election on March 2, 2020.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium-knesset-dissolves-as-political-impasse-thrusts-israel-into-3rd-election-in-year-1.8259125