El gráfico muestra periodos de mandato de primeros ministrosde Israel.


Netanyahu enfrenta telón final tras un periodo récord en el poder

By Jordi Bou

June 1, 2021 - El primer ministro de Israel con más años en el cargo, BenjamínNetanyahu, enfrenta una potente amenaza a su control del poder por lacolaboración de líderes opositores para formar un gobierno de coalición.

Naftali Bennett, head of the small, hard-line nationalist Yamina party, has said he would form a coalition with the centrist opposition leader Yair Lapid.

Bennett and Lapid have until Wednesday to hammer out a deal in which the pair split the premiership — with Bennett serving the first two years and Lapid the following two.

If Lapid and his allies, which range from hard-line nationalists to liberal Zionists and a small Islamist party, can overcome their differences and seal a deal, it would spell the end of Netanyahu's rule, for the time being.

Netanyahu, who faces serious corruption charges and could go to jail, fell short of a decisive majority at a general election in March. It was the country’s fourth inconclusive vote in two years - and again he failed to secure coalition allies.

Netanyahu became Israel’s longest-serving prime minister in 2019, surpassing the record set by the country’s founding father, David Ben-Gurion.

PUBLISHED: 01/06/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: AP, Newscom, Getty Images, The White House