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Israel heads to Nov 1 election with Lapid as caretaker PM

Vote will be the country's fifth in less than four years

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, left, and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid embrace each other at the end of a session at the plenum at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem on June 30.   © Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- Israeli lawmakers voted on Thursday to dissolve parliament following the collapse of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's ruling coalition, opening the way for a Nov. 1 election that will be Israel's fifth in less than four years.

Bennett will stand down at midnight to be replaced by his coalition partner, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, who will lead the government during what is expected to be a bitter election battle with opposition leader and ex-premier Benjamin Netanyahu.

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