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Israeli lawmakers set up a fifth election four years after the dissolution of parliament

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The incumbent Foreign Minister Yair Rapid will be the Prime Minister of the State’s caretaker until the November 1 election.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (left) and Foreign Minister Jail Rapid left the podium after a joint statement in Knesset. (Maya Allerusso / AP)

The Israeli parliament resolved to dissolve itself and send the country to the fifth November poll in less than four years.

Israel’s Foreign Minister and coalition architect, Yair Lapid, will be the Prime Minister of the State’s caretaker after midnight on Friday.

He will take over Naftali Bennett, Israel’s shortest prime minister, and will be the 14th person to hold that position.

A new election will be held on November 1st.

The move is a year-long experiment in which eight political parties from the entire Israeli political spectrum sought to find something in common after a period of lengthy political turmoil in which the country held four elections in two years. Brings a formal ending to Israel.

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