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Netanyahu Fails to Clinch Israeli Election as Extreme-Right Party Gains Seats

HeadlineMar 26, 2021

In Israel, the final vote count in Tuesday’s parliamentary election confirms Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies failed to secure a majority, with no clear path to victory. If Netanyahu and his Likud party fail to put together a governing coalition, Israel could be headed toward its fifth election to determine Israel’s next leader.

Meanwhile, the extreme-right Religious Zionist Party alliance, which includes openly racist and homophobic political parties, has won six parliamentary seats. The number of Knesset seats that will be filled by women dropped to less than a quarter.

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