Israel election results: Netanyahu on top? | DW News

Israeli prime minister Bejmain Netanyahu looks to have secured victory in the country’s 2019 general election. With most of the votes counted, he is running neck and neck with his main challenger Benny Gantz of the centrist Blue and White Party. But Netanyahu is in a stronger position to form a coalition with the support of a number of right-wing parties. A fifth term would make Netanyahu Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister, even surpassing the founding father of the Jewish state, David Ben-Gurion. Earlier, after voting ended, exit polls appeared to indicate a neck-and-neck race between Netanyahu and his closest rival, Benny Gantz of the centrist Blue and White Alliance. As the night went on and vote counts came in, it remained a close-run thing.

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