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Bennett-Lapid government wins Knesset majority; Netanyahu is out after 12 years

The Knesset swears in the 36th government, appointing the right-wing Naftali Bennett the next prime minister and removing Benjamin Netanyahu from power after 12 consecutive years.

The so-called “change government” is approved with 60 of the Knesset’s 120 lawmakers in favor and 59 opposed.

Ra’am MK Said al-Harumi abstains.

Yesh Atid MK Mickey Levy is appointed the new Knesset speaker, replacing Likud’s Yariv Levin, after winning 67 of the parliament’s 120 votes.

His rival, Shas lawmaker Yaakov Margi, picks up 52 votes.

Source: TOI