Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid has finalized deals with all parties that will join a government without Benjamin Netanyahu.
With that, the end of the premiership of that right-wing politician after twelve years is now really insight.
According to Israeli media, Lapid’s Future Party has signed agreements with all seven parties with which it wants to form a coalition. That paves the way for next Sunday’s vote in parliament, which has yet to approve the political monster alliance of the anti-Netanyahu camp.
The parties had until Friday afternoon to send their coalition agreements to parliament. That deadline has been met, according to Lapid’s party. Right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett will become prime minister after Sunday’s vote. He will stay on until August 2023. After that, Lapid can take over for another two years.
The bloc parties are mainly united by their desire to see the corruption-prosecuted Netanyahu leave. Right-wing, left-wing and centre parties participate. A party that stands up for Arab Israelis has also signed up for the coalition.
“Signing these agreements ends 2.5 years of political crisis,” Bennett said, according to The Jerusalem Post newspaper. “The government will work for all Israelis: religious, secular, ultra-Orthodox and Arab.”