The Knesset officially voted on Monday night to dissolve itself and head for elections.
Shortly before midnight, the Knesset Committee approved the bill calling for the dissolution of the Knesset for a second and third reading. 15 members of the committee supported the bill and no one opposed or abstained.
The bill was then passed to the Knesset, which approved its second reading by a majority of 97 to one and then approved its third reading by a majority of 100 MKs. No one opposed or abstained during the third reading.
The elections will be held on January 22, 2013.