Israel's Parliament Votes to Dissolve Itself and Set March 17 for Elections

December 8, 2014 10:52 PM

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Jerusalem: Israel's parliament voted on Monday to dissolve itself in preparation for an early general election on March 17, after a crisis set in motion by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's dismissal of two ministers.

The parliament's vote of 93 to 0 formalised a decision to move forward an election that had not been expected until 2017, in the aftermath of Netanyahu's December 2 firing of Yair Lapid as finance minister and Tzipi Livni as justice minister.

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