Netanyahu out as Israeli Parliament votes in new government

TEL AVIV — Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year tenure as Prime Minister came to end on Sunday after the Israeli Parliament voted in favor of the formation of a new government.

The parliament voted 60–59 in favor of a tripartite collation government formed by  a right party, a left party, and an Arab party. It is the first time a Palestinian party is a member of a government coalition.

Yamina party Chair Naftali Bennett will lead the new government for two years. Yair Lapid, head of Yesh Atid, will then take office for two years.

The voting session had witnessed chaos by Netanyahu’s supporters, which prompted the Speaker of the Knesset to expel a number of deputies because of their constant boycott of Bennett’s speech.