WORLD Israel to hold early elections in April: coalition

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Israel to hold early elections in April: coalition

Xinhua

21:31, December 24, 2018

JERUSALEM, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- Israel's ruling coalition decided on Monday to dissolve the Knesset (parliament) and announced early elections amidst crisis over conscription of ultra-Orthodox Jews.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem December 19, 2018. (File photo: VCG)

Heads of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's six coalition parties issued a statement, saying that move was unanimously agreed by all the parties.

"Out of national and budgetary responsibility, the leaders of the coalition parties decided, unanimously and unanimously, to dissolve the Knesset and go to new elections," the statement read.

The elections will be held at the beginning of April instead of November. Enditem

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