Israeli elections scheduled for early April

An Israeli general election will take place in April. The early poll has been on the cards for a few weeks after turmoil within the ruling cabinet, but it will be a more ordered election than many had feared.

There have been a number of fallings out among Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition with the latest dispute about conscription for ultra-orthodox jews.

Netanyahu would be likely to become the longest serving Prime Minister of the country since its establishment in 1948 if he wins in April. However, he is under investigation for alleged corruption offences and the country’s Attorney General is due to decide whether he should be charged.