What to know as Israel gears up for another vote, this time set for March 23.
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Failure of fractious coalition government to pass budget triggers snap election and plunges country into more political chaos
Israel has tumbled into a fourth round of elections within the space of two years after efforts to keep a fractious coalition government intact failed.
Beset by infighting and distrust, the government was unable to pass a budget by a midnight deadline on Tuesday (10pm GMT), triggering a snap election next March and lurching the country back into a protracted political crisis.
A protracted political crisis revolving around Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s legal troubles has brought the coalition government to the verge of collapse.
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