The 33rd government is approved; 68 for, 48 against

March 18, 2013 19:55

The 33rd government was approved on Monday evening, with 68 MKs voting for and 48 against.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu earlier in the day presented the new coalition to the Knesset.The government will be lead by Netanyahu and will consist of Likud-Beytenu, Yesh Atid, Bayit Yehudi and Hatnua.

Netanyahu stated that while the new coalition had an opportunity to make many domestic changes in the country, the government's first priority remained protecting Israel from exterior threats.

The new government was scheduled to be sworn in on Monday evening after six weeks of coalition negotiations yielded a 68-member coalition composed of Likud Beytenu, Yesh Atid, Bayit Yehudi and Hatnua.

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