Netanyahu to be re-elected in Israel election

Netanyahu to be re-elected in Israel election

Early results from Israel’s general election suggest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won re-election for a third term in office.

But his Likud party is expected to have a reduced majority in parliament, due to a shift in support toward the far right Jewish Home party, as well as other centre right parties.

Mr Netanyahu says if he stays in power, he will pursue the Jewish settlement of lands seized during the 1967 Middle East war – the policy would put him at odds with the US, and most of his international partners.

The electoral commission has recorded a turnout of around 50 per cent for the election, far higher than the past two elections in 2009 and 2006.

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