(CNN) – coalition of opposition parties in Israel Agreement reached to form government, clearing the way for 12 years Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s MandateThe longest-serving leader in the country, according to a statement by Center Party Yash Atid published on Wednesday.
Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party, informed Israeli President Reuven Rivlin that he had managed to form a coalition with less than an hour until the deadline at midnight on Wednesday.
Although it is Lapid who has the mandate to form the government according to the agreement, Naftali Bennett – the leader of the small right-wing party Yamina and shadow power in coalition talks – is the one who would become prime minister during the first two years of a four-year term. Lapid will serve as foreign minister until they swap mid-term positions.
In release, Lapid stated that “the government will work to serve all citizens of Israel, including those who are not its members, will respect those who oppose it, and will work to unite all parts of Israeli society.” Will do everything in power.”
The deal is a historic event for recent Israeli politics, as it would mean the final days of Netanyahu’s 12-year term have arrived.
Rule The coalition must pass a vote of confidence in parliament before the new government and prime minister are sworn in.