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Israel's new prime minister is sworn in, ending Netanyahu's 12-year grip on power
Naftali Bennett was sworn in as Israel's new prime minister on Sunday, after winning a confidence vote with the narrowest of margins, just 60 votes to 59. His victory ends a 12-year grip on power by former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the country's longest-serving leader.
Netanyahu ousted from power as rival Bennett set to become Israel's new prime minister
With lawmakers' vote of 60 and 59, Naftali Bennett won a crucial vote in Israel's Knesset Sunday, ousting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- the country's longest-serving leader -- from office.
As Netanyahu's reign ends, he leaves behind a wealthier, more divided Israel and a stalled peace process
To supporters, Benjamin Netanyahu is the tireless protector of modern-day Israel who helped turn the small nation into an economic powerhouse with outsized global influence. To critics, he's a divider who helped destroy democratic institutions while enabling the rise of extremists.
Shirin Ebadi Fast Facts
View CNN's Fast Facts about the life of Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.