Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Fifth Term as Prime Minister

Published: April 10, 2019

Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to head a historic 5th term as Israel’s prime minister with close-to-complete unofficial election results giving his right-wing Likud and other nationalist and religious parties a solid majority in parliament. The results have dimmed hopes of a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With 97.4% of the vote counted, Likud and its traditional political allies were in command of a 65-55 majority in parliament.

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