On April 9, local time, Israel held the 21st parliamentary elections, with more than 40 political parties and coalitions competing for 120 seats in the parliament. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife voted at the Jerusalem polling station.
Reported that the Israeli parliamentary elections, more than 40 parties competing for 120 seats in the parliament, according to the completion of 97% of the voting results, the Likud Group and Benny Gantz led the Blue and White Party, although not half of the seats, but the Likud Group and its right-wing allies won a total of 65 to 67 seats, enough to organize a coalition government. Likud also won five more seats than the last general election in 2015.
Speaking to supporters, Netanyahu said: The right-wing group led by Likud Group has won an obvious victory, but also reminded that before the official results come out, it is still a long night, maybe a day.
According to the Israel Times, the last 3% of the ballots still being counted belong to military and overseas diplomats. Military votes tend to support right-wing parties.
It is reported that the official results are expected to be released no later than 12 days. If the process goes smoothly, the new government will be born within 42 days.
Netanyahu also said that US President Trump had called him on Air Force One to congratulate him. Netanyahus office issued a statement on the 10th, saying Trump warmly congratulates Netanyahu on his election.
It is reported that Netanyahu, 69, has served as Prime Minister four times. However, since February this year, the Israeli police have announced the completion of three investigations into his suspected involvement, believing that there is sufficient evidence to prove that he is suspected of bribery, fraud and dishonesty, and repeatedly recommended that the prosecution prosecute Netanyahu.
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