Israeli Knesset Agrees to Hold Third Election in a Year


Jerusalem, MINA – Israeli Parliament (Knesset) agreed to hold general elections on March 2 next year. Thus, Israel will hold elections three times a year.

The general election was approved by 94 Israeli lawmakers on Thursday, just hours before the deadline for forming a new government ended.

Israelis must return to the polls after voting in April and September, the Times of Israel reported.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rivals failed to fulfill the mandate to build a majority government in the Knesset after the election.

On Wednesday morning, the Knesset passed a 50-0 initial reading of the bill immediately dissolving the Knesset and setting a new election.

The new election will be another challenge for Netanyahu who is now acting interim prime minister. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)