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Wed Mar 4, 2020, 08:37 AM

Israel election: Netanyahu seeks defectors after failing to secure majority

Source: BBC

Israel election: Netanyahu seeks defectors after failing to secure majority

4 March 2020

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing bloc appears to have failed to secure a parliamentary majority in Monday's general election.

With 99% of votes counted, Mr Netanyahu's Likud party was on track to win 36 seats, and allied right-wing and religious parties another 22.

That would leave them three short of a majority in the 120-seat Knesset.

Likud is encouraging defections from the rival centrist Blue and White alliance, which is set to win 33 seats.

The nationalist Yisrael Beitenu party could also tip the balance with its seven seats, although it has ruled out joining a Likud-led coalition that includes religious parties.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51734745

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Wed Mar 4, 2020, 08:39 AM

1. I swear. I heard multiple times last night that Netanyahu won, yada yada yada. What a joke ...

and I hope that he doesn't win being as corrupt apparently as rump is from what I've heard.

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