Israeli Election Results

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Election Results and Breakdown

How did this all happen?Back in April of this year, Israel held national elections. With Likud and Kachol Lavan tied at 35 seats apiece, PM Benjamin Netanyahu (head of Likud) was given the mandate to form a new government, as he was expected to have the greatest chance of forming a coalition of 61 seats. To many people’s surprise, Netanyahu was unsuccessful, primarily due to one man: MK Avigdor Lieberman. Netanyahu needed the five seats of Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party in order to form a coalition, but Li...

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