Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Wednesday that he will not be running in the upcoming election, news agencies reported.
“I leave behind a thriving, strong, and secure country,” he told reporters.
“We proved this year that people with very different opinions can work together,” he added, referring to his ideologically diverse eight-party governing coalition.
'I wish to let you know that I do not intend to run in the upcoming election,' Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said as the country heads toward its fifth election in less than four years https://t.co/KDTS5As4Gi pic.twitter.com/p3AVHQ5dKt
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Bennett’s government coalition – which includes far-right Israeli parties and a Palestinian group – has constantly been on the verge of collapse.
On June 20, the Israeli government decided to dissolve itself and push for a new general election next October, the fifth in less than four years.
(The Palestine Chronicle, MEMO, Social Media)