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Israel Prime Minister Bennett says he will not run in upcoming election

June 29, 2022 at 7:11 pm

Ex-Israel PM Naftali Bennett in Jerusalem. [MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images]

Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, told members of his Yamina party that he will not be running in the upcoming election, a statement from his spokesperson said on Wednesday, Reuters reports.

The statement, which came ahead of a Knesset vote to dissolve parliament and prepare for new elections, said Bennett would retain his position as alternate Prime Minister after his coalition partner, Yair Lapid, takes over as head of government.

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