Knesset launches procedure for endorsing new government on Monday
Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin has scheduled next Monday for Yair Lapid to present his new government to the full House. The Speaker will then set a date for the debate and vote of confidence to take place within seven days. Naftali Bennett, who is due to head the government in its first two years, has until Monday to overcome dissidence within his Yamina party and make sure of a majority vote. The other seven parties in the lineup are all set to go forward.