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 Uitslag verkiezingen Israël (1) infographic
Graphic shows seats results of the Israeli election with 84.3% of votes counted.


Netanyahu begint coalitiegesprekken (1)

By Jordi Bou

November 7, 2022 - Benjamin Netanyahu has up to 42 days to build a coalition, after winning a decisive majority in Israel’s fifth election in four years with the help of ultra-Orthodox parties and a new alliance with the far right.

After a year in opposition, and years of political chaos triggered by his ongoing corruption trial, the 73-year-old politician engineered a comeback in the Nov 1 vote.

His majority means that the period of electoral deadlock is in all probability over for now, and Netanyahu – already the country’s longest serving prime minister – is set to stay in the job for at least the next four years.

Netanyahu’s conservative Likud party won 32 seats in the 120-seat Knesset, making it the largest party, and his bloc managed to win 64 seats overall, largely thanks to a doubling in support for the extremist Religious Zionists.

PUBLISHED: 07/11/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom