Wednesday, May 27, 2020

(Algemeiner) At press time, Israel appeared headed into another political stalemate after nearly complete results indicated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had failed to secure a clear majority for a right-wing bloc in parliament.

With 99% of votes counted, Netanyahu’s conservative Likud party was seen taking 35 of parliament’s 120 seats, down from 36 initially projected after Monday’s election. His centrist challenger, Benny Gantz, was seen holding steady at 32 seats for his Blue and White party.

That could spell further deadlock and another snap election to follow Monday’s vote, which was Israel’s third in a year.