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Israel election: Netanyahu seeks defectors after failing to secure majority

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to supporters at his Likud party

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Benjamin Netanyahu said Likud had won “a victory against all odds” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc appears to have failed to secure a parliamentary majority in Monday’s general election. With 99% of votes counted, Mr Netanyahu’s Likud party was on track to win …

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Netanyahu election lead shrinks, raising prospect of another Israel vote

Netanyahu election lead shrinks, raising prospect of another Israel vote

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel appeared headed into another political stalemate on Wednesday after nearly-complete results indicated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had failed to secure a clear majority for a right-wing bloc in parliament, despite his claim of victory. FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks to …

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Benjamin Netanyahu set for ‘giant victory’ in Israel election

Benjamin Netanyahu set for 'giant victory' in Israel election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on pace to win 60 seats for his bloc of right-wing and religious parties in Monday’s election, one short of what he needs for a majority in the Knesset, The Jerusalem Post reported, citing exit polls on the country’s three TV networks. “A giant …

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Netanyahu projected to win Israeli election, but exit polls suggest bloc just short of majority

Israel is voting on Monday. Here's what you need to know

But even if the final results bear out these projections from Israel’s three main news channels, Netanyahu will still need to find partners to form a coalition government with a majority in the 120-seat parliament. Just after polling stations closed across Israel at 10 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET), …

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Israeli election exit polls put Netanyahu, allies just short of majority

Netanyahu and his wife Sara cast their ballots during the Israeli legislative elections at a polling station in Jerusalem on Monday. (Atef Safadi/Pool Photo via AP)

Exit polls on Monday in Israel‘s unprecedented third general election in less than a year, indicate incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds an edge over his challenger, retired military chief Benny Gantz, despite Netanyahu’s upcoming trial on corruption charges, but not enough to clinch a parliamentary majority. Voting ended at 10 P.M. …

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Israeli Election Gives Edge to Netanyahu, Exit Polls Say

Israeli Election Gives Edge to Netanyahu, Exit Polls Say

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel held a significant lead in his third electoral showdown with the former army chief Benny Gantz, and was on the cusp of an outright parliamentary majority, exit polls showed on Monday night. If the official returns are borne out by the polls, …

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Israel election: Here’s what you need to know

As election looms, Netanyahu announces new construction in East Jerusalem

Opinion polls have barely shifted in this third round of campaigning — with neither Gantz’s Blue and White party nor Netanyahu’s Likud party appearing set to win the support they need to build a successful coalition. Likud looks to be finishing the campaign the stronger, but probably not by enough …

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Billionaire, liberal activist Tom Steyer ends presidential bid

Billionaire, liberal activist Tom Steyer ends presidential bid

Billionaire businessman and liberal activist Tom Steyer, who poured millions into a bid for the White House despite initially saying he would not seek the Democratic Party’s nomination in 2020, has ended his presidential bid. Running a campaign centered on rooting out corporate influence over American politics, and combatting the …

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Trump says he ‘never liked’ Harvey Weinstein, who wanted to ‘defeat me in the election’

Trump says he 'never liked' Harvey Weinstein, who wanted to 'defeat me in the election'

Just a day after the jury handed down a guilty verdict on two charges in the landmark #MeToo case, President Trump said Tuesday “he never liked” disgraced movie mogul and now-convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein. “So I was never a fan of Harvey Weinstein, as you know. In fact, he said he was …

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Sanders surpasses Biden among African American voters: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Sanders surpasses Biden among African American voters: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has widened his lead for the Democratic presidential nomination and overtaken Joe Biden in support among African Americans – a voting bloc that until now has largely favored the former vice president, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national poll released on Tuesday. FILE …

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