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Netanyahu wins re-election, Israeli media say
Question of the Day
The number of merged seats of the conservative parties — Likud with Yisrael Beiteinu — in the present Knesset is 42. The merger was expected to boost the number of conservative seats by 12, according to Ynet News. As such, the Associated Press has reported, Mr. Netanyahu is “badly weakened” by the election.
Undercutting the election results are complaints that nearly a quarter-million voters wasted their ballots by voting for alternative party candidates with little to no chance of capturing seats in the Knesset.
The Guardian reports that Mr. Netanyahu has pledged to reach out to as many factions as possible. His goal, he reportedly said, is to pursue a “genuine peace” with the Palestinians.
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