Israel's Parliament Takes First Step to Dissolve Itself, Paving Way for Polls

Final passage expected next week; coalition set to propose a bill to bar people under criminal indictment from serving as prime minister – which could affect indicted opposition leader Netanyahu – but PM Bennett plans to vote against such a bill

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Israel's parliament overwhelmingly approved a preliminary bill to dissolve itself on Wednesday, paving the way for the country's fifth round of elections in the space of three-and-a-half years.



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