Netanyahu’s out as Prime Minister after new coalition approved

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JERUSALEM (KTVE/KARD) — After a political crisis that sparked four elections within two years and 12 years in office, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was sent into the opposition after a new coalition government was approved by Israel’s parliament on Sunday.

The head of a small ultranationalist party, Naftali Bennett, was sworn in as prime minister after a 60-59 vote in parliament.

Netanyahu remains the head of the largest party in parliament, and is expected to oppose the new government. If one faction bolts, it could risk a collapse, giving him a chance to return to power.

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