Dec. 2 (UPI) — Israel’s Parliament voted in favor of dissolving the coalition authorities, placing the nation on observe for a possible fourth election in two years.

Lawmakers within the parliament, referred to as the Knesset, voted 61-54 to approve the preliminary studying of a invoice to dissolve the parliament, the primary of no less than six steps earlier than new elections are declared.

Following Wednesday’s vote, the invoice is more likely to be despatched to the Knesset’s Home Committee the place Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Get together and the Blue and White Get together led by Protection Minster and alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz will enter negotiations that would forestall one other vote.

After three elections failed to provide a winner between Netanyahu and Gantz, the 2 factions agreed to type a unity authorities in April.

Beneath the settlement, Netanyahu was set to stay as prime minister for 18 months with Gantz changing him after that.

Nonetheless, Gantz on Wednesday introduced his social gathering would assist the invoice to dissolve the federal government, accusing Netanyahu of trying to delay his time heading the federal government.

“I had no illusions about Netanyahu,” mentioned Gantz. “I used to be nicely conscious of his observe report as a serial promise-breaker, however I believed that the folks of Israel are extra vital than one chief and that Netanyahu would rise to the event. A lot to my dismay, that did not occur.”

Quite the opposite, Netanyahu mentioned his Likud Get together would vote in opposition to the measure, accusing Gantz of threatening the nation’s stability.

“Benny, what you must do now’s do a U-turn away from politics, for the folks of Israel,” he mentioned.