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Naftali Bennett takes oath as Israel’s new Prime Minister

Naftali Bennett was sworn in as Israel’s new Prime Minister on Sunday. With this, the tenure of Benjamin Netanyahu ended after 12 years. 49-year-old Bennett, a former commander of the right-wing Yamina Party, took oath after securing a majority in parliament, The Knesset. Out of 120, 60 members voted in favor for his election and 59 voted against him, during this, one member remained absent. Naftali had joined politics in 2005 after selling his tech startup for $145 million. The new government has 27 ministers including nine women. Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden congratulated Bennett and said he looked forward to working with him.

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