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End of Benjamin Netanyahu era could be in the cards in Israeli political drama

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JERUSALEM: Israel was gripped by political drama on Sunday over the possibly imminent end of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s record run as the country’s leader. After four inconclusive parliamentary elections in two years, a 28-day mandate for opposition leader Yair Lapid to form a new government runs out on Wednesday, and media reports said he was close to putting together a coalition that would end Netanyahu’s 12-year stretch as Prime Minister.
Lapid’s chances of success rest largely with far-right politician Naftali Bennett, a kingmaker whose Yamina party has six key seats in parliament.
Bennett, 49, was widely expected to announce, possibly as early as Sunday, whether he would team up with Lapid, who leads the Yesh Atid party.
But first, Bennett would have to rally his own party’s legislators behind joining what Netanyahu’s opponents have described as a government of “change” comprising factions from the left, centre and right.
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