Yair Lapid Officially Becomes New Prime Minister Of Israel

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Yer Lapid, the leader of the Yesh Atid party, has been officially elected as the 14th Prime Minister of Israel.

  • Lapid's term could be shortened as he is made the head of the caretaker government ahead of the November 1 election.

  • Lapid replaces outgoing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

  • Lapid is an Israeli politician and a former journalist.

  • He has also previously served as the alternate Prime Minister of Israel and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2021 to 2022.

  • Before joining politics in 2012, Lapid was a writer, TV presenter and news anchor.

  • About Israel 

  • Israel is a country located in Southwest Asia. It is located at the eastern end of the Southeast Mediterranean Sea.

  • The modern nation of Israel was established in 1948.

  • Parliament is elected on the basis of universal suffrage by proportional representation method every four years.

  • Israel is considered the most advanced country in Southwest Asia and the Middle East in economic and industrial development.

  • Capital- Jerusalem

  • President- Isaac Herzog

  • Currency- Israeli new shekel

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