Netanyahu-Gantz unity government approved by MPs

A combination picture shows Benny Gantz and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (File photo: Reuters)

Israeli lawmakers approved the formation of a unity government between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his erstwhile rival Benny Gantz Thursday, paving the way to an end to more than a year of deadlock.

Parliament backed the coalition deal by 71 votes to 37, a statement said, with the two men expected to swear in the power-sharing government next week.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:58 - GMT 06:58