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Netanyahu ahead in Israeli election, but still lacking governing majority

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was two seats short of a majority in the updated exit polls, in Israel’s parliament. A win for Netanyahu would be testimony to the longest-serving leader of Israel.
“What a joyous night,” a beaming Netanyahu told a cheering crowd in a speech at Likud’s election headquarters.(REUTERS)
“What a joyous night,” a beaming Netanyahu told a cheering crowd in a speech at Likud’s election headquarters.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 10:09 AM IST
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Jerusalem | By Reuters

Israel is in crisis. This time, it has no one else to blame | Analysis

Benjamin Netanyahu faces a crisis of political legitimacy, as popular faith in democracy gets eroded in the country
Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, with other senior leaders of the country, September 2019(AFP)
Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, with other senior leaders of the country, September 2019(AFP)
Updated on Dec 09, 2019 09:06 PM IST
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By Khinvraj Jangid

Setback for PM Netanyahu as Israel’s 2 main political parties deadlocked after election

Based on partial results of israel’s national elections, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White parties are currently tied at 32 seats each out of the 120 in parliament.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Likud party headquarters following the announcement of exit polls during Israel's parliamentary election in Tel Aviv, Israel September 18, 2019.(REUTERS)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Likud party headquarters following the announcement of exit polls during Israel's parliamentary election in Tel Aviv, Israel September 18, 2019.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 10:21 PM IST
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Israel election: A vote for maintaining the status quo

Given the history of India-Israel ties, not much will change regardless of the government in power in New Delhi
Netanyahu fought the election on his time-tested platform of security and being the flag-bearer of protecting Israel from internal and external threats(REUTERS)
Netanyahu fought the election on his time-tested platform of security and being the flag-bearer of protecting Israel from internal and external threats(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 13, 2019 08:40 PM IST
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By Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty

Israeli PM Netanyahu wins record fifth term: Report

With more than 97 percent of votes counted, Netanyahu’s conservative Likud party looked likely to muster enough support to control 65 of the Knesset’s 120 seats and be named to head the next coalition government —a record fifth term as premier.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara react as they stand on stage following the announcement of exit polls in Israel's parliamentary eJerusalemlection at the party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad(REUTERS)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara react as they stand on stage following the announcement of exit polls in Israel's parliamentary eJerusalemlection at the party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 05:20 PM IST
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Israel to hold early election, in April 2019: Netanyahu spokesperson

Under Israeli law, a national election had to be held by November 2019.
Benjamin Netanyahu, now in his fourth term as prime minister has been governing with a razor-thin majority of 61 seats in the 120-member parliament.(REUTERS)
Benjamin Netanyahu, now in his fourth term as prime minister has been governing with a razor-thin majority of 61 seats in the 120-member parliament.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 25, 2018 02:47 PM IST
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