Monday, December 24, 2018

There will be new Israeli elections in April

It looks like the government's decided the coalition's too narrow to work properly, and based on this, they decided to dissolve and go to elections a few months early:
Coalition leaders voted unanimously Monday afternoon to dissolve the Knesset and go to early elections this coming spring, a Likud spokesperson said.

During a meeting Monday afternoon in the Prime Minister’s Office, leaders of the coalition’s five factions agreed that the current narrow government is untenable, and that the 20th Knesset must be dissolved early and new elections held.

The faction leaders voted unanimously for early elections, which will be held on April 9th, 2019.

“In the name of budgetary and national responsibility, party leaders in the coalition agreed unanimously to dissolve the Knesset and go to new elections at the beginning of April, following a full four-year term,” the spokesperson announced.

The elections for the 21st Knesset will be held just over four years after the previous vote, which was held on March 17th, 2015.

Prior to the coalition’s decision Monday, the next Knesset election had been scheduled for November 5th, 2019.
So it'll be about 4 years of a coalition in the making. Let's hope they know what it takes to convince voters to support their platforms in the next 4 months.

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