Israel Parliament’s Failure and 4th Election
Israel Parliament has been dissolved and the country is now set to hold fresh elections for the 4th time in two years. This dissolution of the Israeli Parliament has taken place as the coalition led by the country’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Benny Gantz failed to pass a budget. This parliament was elected on March 2, 2020.
- The coalition had time till this deadline for passing the budget and as they failed, it led to the automatic dissolution of the parliament and has triggered new elections.
- The new elections are expected on March 23.
- Gantz and Netanyahu had a 3-year coalition under which Netanyahu was the PM of the country for 18 months and Gantz took over in November 2020.
- Gantz demanded the government to pass a budget for 2020 and 2021. After this, Benjamin Netanyahu disagreed with the 2021 budget, and that led to problems in the coalition and finally the dissolution of the parliament.
- As per reports, Benjamin Netanyahu is facing court trials in different cases and he has intentionally led to dissolution and re-elections to come in power again.
Knesset is the parliament of Israel. It elects the president, prime minister, passes all laws, elects the state comptroller, approves the cabinet, and monitors the work of the country’s government. Knesset has 120 seats. The Knesset is located in West Jerusalem’s Givat Ram.