Israeli parliament approves new election for March 2

Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz, center, talks during a Knesset session in Jerusalem, Wednesday, December 11, 2019. (AP)

The Israeli parliament approved on Thursday a motion to hold a new national election on March 2, the country's third in less than a year.

The motion, passed in a vote of 94 lawmakers in favor against none who were opposed, came hours after a final deadline passed to form a government following the last election, in September.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53