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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Wins National Elections for Fifth Time

Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli national election, securing a record fifth term in office.

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  • Though neither party captured a ruling majority in the 120-member Knesset, the results published, put Netanyahu in a strong position to form a coalition government with right-wing factions.
  • The closely contested race was widely seen in Israel as a referendum on Netanyahu's character and record in the face of corruption allegations. 
  • He faces possible indictment in three graft cases, and has denied wrongdoing in all of them.
  • The veteran right-wing leader's Likud party is seen to win 35 seats, according to the Knesset website and the Israeli TV channels. 
  • That would mean a five-seat gain for Likud.
  • With 97 percent of the votes counted, final results were expected by Friday.
  • If he wins, Netanyahu, 69, will be on track to be the longest-serving prime minister in Israel's 71-year history. 
  • Netanyahu said he had already begun talks with prospective coalition allies.
  • Netanyahu, in power consecutively since 2009, has been fighting for his political survival. 
  • He faces possible indictment in three graft cases, and has denied wrongdoing in all three.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Wins National Elections for Fifth Time Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Wins National Elections for Fifth Time Reviewed by Ramandeep Singh on April 10, 2019 Rating: 5

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