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Benjamin Netanyahu Loses His 12-Year Hold on Power as a New Israeli Government is Approved

Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year run as Israel's prime minister ends with knesset approving a new ‘government of change’ led by nationalist Naftali Bennett.

Mr Netanyahu is heading to Opposition after parliament voted a new Goverment with Bennett's coalition enjoying 60-59 razor thin Majority.

Bibi, the most dominant Politician of his generation has promised that he'll be back in power.

For the first time since 1947, a party representing 21% of the Arab Minority in Israel will be part of Goverment.

He will then hand power over to Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid, for a further two years.

Mr Netanyahu - Israel's longest-serving leader who has dominated its political landscape for years - will remain head of the right-wing Likud party and become leader of the opposition.

The voting began just after 8:20 p.m. First, the Knesset is voting to confirm Yesh Atid's Mickey Levy as the new speaker of the Knesset.

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