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The Israeli Knesset will vote on the new government next Sunday

Israeli Parliament Speaker Yariv Levin said the Knesset will vote on Sunday to approve a new government to replace that of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving leader.

If the coalition government, which includes the right-wing, left-wing, center and Arab parties, obtains the approval of Parliament, it will be sworn in on the same day, ending the term of Netanyahu, who held the position of prime minister for 12 consecutive years, to be replaced by the nationalist Naftali Bennett.

Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid (There is a Future) party, announced last Wednesday that he and Bennett, a former defense minister who leads the far-right Yamina party, formed a broad-based governing coalition after the inconclusive March 23 elections, which were its fourth general election. Israel in two years.