On Monday, state media reported that a bill was agreed upon by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to be submitted next week for the dissolution of the Knesset, after which the latter will be appointed as prime minister.
According to state media, a vote will be held in the Knesset next week as part of the agreement, after which Lapid will take over the premiership until new elections are held.
The general elections, which could be held on October 25 according to news outlets, would be Israel’s fifth vote in four years.
In June 2021, Lapid and Bennett formed a coalition that ended the rule of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. However, as a handful of members withdrew from the alliance, the coalition’s parliamentary majority ended.
After the Knesset failed to pass and extend an emergency bill regarding Israeli settlers living in the occupied West Bank, which expires by the end of June, the situation worsened for the Bennett-Lapid coalition.