Netanyahu's 12-year long rule ends, Israel parliament confirms coalition

Israel's parliament on Sunday has voted for a eight-party coalition, replacing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after 12 years as premier.

Israeli parliamentarians on Sunday passed a vote of confidence for a coalition government, ending Benjamin Netanyahu's hold on power.

The coalition is comprised of ideological rivals, united by their will to oust Israel's longest-serving leader.

They won a majority of 60 to 59 in the 120-seat house.

After a successful vote of confidence, Naftali Bennettwas sworn in as country's new Prime Minister, replacing his former ally Netanyahu.

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