Though Likud were unable to best Blue and White, Netanyahu's wider right-wing coalition-of which he is also the leader-means the 69 year old has a clear path to forming a majority government. He enjoys warm relations with President Donald Trump, who's delivered him jackpots like withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, recognizingJerusalem as Israel's capital and recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights captured from Syria in 1967. By morning, Gantz admitted that the odds were not in his favor, but issued a statement to supporters saying that the movement was only at the beginning of its journey.
But "King Bibi", as some have called him, now faces the prospect of becoming the first sitting prime minister to be indicted.
More than 40 parties vied in Tuesday's election with turnout hit around 61% of eligible voters.
"With 97.4% of the vote counted, Likud and its traditional political allies were in command of a 65-55 majority in parliament". PA sources say that they have no practical ways to prevent this. As disruptive as the break-up of the party landscape and the large number of internal conflicts in Israeli society have been, one thing remains true: Israel is - with the possible exception of Tunisia - the only democracy in the region whose election results are not suspect.
All three exit polls showed Netanyahu more likely to be able to do so with smaller rightwing parties allied to him in the 120-seat parliament. "These elections have a clear victor and a clear loser".
Four African leaders removed by army amid popular revolts Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir chairs a meeting of leaders of some political parties in the capital Khartoum, March 7, 2019. Officials say 49 people have died in protest-related violence since demonstrations first erupted in December.
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On Election Day, Netanyahu's Likud party placed 1,200 hidden cameras at polling stations in Arab neighborhoods in what was widely viewed as an attempt to intimidate potential voters.
Pressed by Democratic Senator Tim Kaine - who described himself as "kind of shocked" that Pompeo would not reaffirm U.S. support for a two-state solution - the top USA diplomat said the United States wanted "good things" for the Palestinians but that a solution had to be acceptable to both sides. The third exit poll predicted this bloc would be tied with center-left parties that Gantz would have to enlist to form a coalition government.
At the sessions, which Rivlin said would be broadcast live "to ensure transparency", he will then pick a party leader to try to form a coalition, giving the candidate 28 days to do so, with a two-week extension if needed.
Netanyahu put his close relationship with President Trump and other world leaders at the center of his campaign. But Mr Netanyahu will no longer be able to fend off pressure by citing United States opposition. But most of its support seems to have come at the expense of the Labor and leftist Meretz parties, who both earned historic lows in Tuesday's election.
In response, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said it would look to the global community for help blocking an annexation. The tight election, called early because of Mr Netanyahu's corruption woes, backed him into a corner and the result was an even more toxic campaign than usual.
"This is a clear beginning of Netanyahu's fifth term, but his fifth term might end up being his shortest one", said Reuven Hazan, a political scientist from Jerusalem's Hebrew University.
Democrats said they were concerned that Barr's letter portrayed the investigation's findings in an overly favorable way for Trump. Barr said he hasn't specifically studied the States Act himself, but the Justice Department is reviewing the legislation.
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However, militias supporting the United Nations -backed government in Tripoli claimed Monday they recaptured the facility. In another sign of the situation worsening on the ground, a contingent of U.S. forces supporting the U.S.
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Smith said, "after President Trump issued the zero tolerance order, officials did separate children from their parents". It was not immediately clear whether the administration would ask an appeals court to put the ruling on hold.
Netanyahu set for record fifth term
The prime minister has served for roughly 13 years, in stints from 1996 to 1999 and again from 2009 until the present. In the Israeli system, a governing coalition needs at least 61 seats in the 120-seat the Knesset (parliament).
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Even with a limited moisture supply, some powerful thunderstorms are possible, although they likely will cover small swaths. A bomb cyclone hit Colorado and Nebraska last month as part of a storm system that killed several people.
Campaigning ends for phase 1 of Lok Sabha polls
He said that the Modi government had sanctioned Rs16,500 crore for various schemes in the state during the last five years. Latur, where PM Modi addressed a public rally today will vote on April 18 in the second phase of the general election.