But he still has many obstacles in his way to dethroning Benjamin Netanyahu.
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As final votes were tallied in Israel March 4, Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party secured the most seats of any party in the Knesset, but a majority and not enough to assure formation of a government.
Likud reportedly has not ruled out forming a minority coalition, or trying to convince individual lawmakers from the center and left parties to join a government.
Contact has already been established with “a number of MKs from the other side,” says Netanyahu spokesman.
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“This is not the result that will put Israel back on the right path,” says Blue and White leader Benny Gantz after release of exit polls • Labor head Amir Peretz blames Gantz’s “irresponsible campaign” for “damaging the left-wing bloc.”
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Israeli election results will “force the people of the region to live by the sword,” says top Palestinian official Saeb Erekat • Joint List’s Ahmad Tibi calls Netanyahu win a “dark day for the country.”
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“This was a great victory for the right-wing camp, and first and foremost for us Likudnikim,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following the third round of elections within the course of a year.
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The right-wing bloc is poised to win 60 seats in parliament, an improvement from the 56 it won after the last round of balloting in September.
Israel Hayom-i24NEWS poll projects ruling party and its challenger will secure 33 Knesset seats each, gives Right-haredim bloc 57 seats, Center-Left and Arab parties 56 mandates. Some 49 percent believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is best suited to lead Israel.
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With just a week to go until Israel’s elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party is projected to garner 33 Knesset seats, compared to 32 for challenger Blue and White.
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