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Graphic toont het aantal zetels in de Knesset na telling van 90% van de stemmen.


Benjamin Netanyahu claimt overwinning

By Jordi Bou

March 3, 2020 - Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likoedpartij heeft de overwinning opgeëist in Israëls derde verkiezing in minder dan een jaar, maar voor een meerderheidsregering schiet hij weer tekort.

Netanyahu, head of the right-wing Likud party, claimed victory in Monday’s vote over his main challenger, former armed forces chief Benny Gantz of the centrist Blue and White, after exit polls projected his party had come out on top.

But with nearly three-quarters of the votes counted, Netanyahu appeared three seats short of a majority in Israel’s parliament, a gap signalling there may be deadlock yet again.

Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman, who was in the position of kingmaker after the last two elections, said it would keep its campaign promise not to join a coalition with religious parties.

PUBLISHED: 03/03/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images