Israeli voters deliver deadlock, Netanyahu’s tenure in doubt


JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to win a ruling majority in an election that produced a virtual tie between his right-wing bloc and a center-left grouping that would be led by former military chief Benny Gantz.

The outcome, according to almost complete results published on Wednesday, dealt a new blow to Israel’s longest-serving leader, who was already weakened by the inability to put together an administration after an inconclusive election in April.

But with coalition-building again key to forming a government, it could be days or even weeks before it becomes clear whether the wily politician hailed by supporters as “King Bibi” has been dethroned after a decade in power.

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3 Responses to Israeli voters deliver deadlock, Netanyahu’s tenure in doubt

  1. Katie says:

    Good! I’m sick of seeing his face everywhere I look.

  2. H D says:

    Katie is face with be on the new dollar bill

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